Margaret Atwood: ‘If the ocean dies, so do we’

Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic. *Featured images and content are taken from...

'Job done'

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet...

‘Guns, germs and trees’ determine gorilla’s fate

The largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas shows most are living in unprotected areas. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

How does plastic move around the oceans?

BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Charred crumbs found in a middle-eastern desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Handheld device sequences human genome

Scientists have used a...

Greenwich observatory: Astronomers to start studying the sky again

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is to start serious study of the sky again after a break of 60 years. *Featured images and content are taken...

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Science behind the blood moon

Friday night's lunar eclipse will last longer than any in the 21st Century. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold

The American space agency's New Horizons mission has struck gold again. After its astonishing flyby of Pluto in 2015, scientists have just discovered that...

New plant list to help deter garden deer

The public is being asked to report damage to garden plants from visiting wild deer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

The bird, tagged as number 492, is seen near Lavaca Bay, Texas, after fleeing a Kansas zoo in 2005. *Featured images and content are taken...

Delay for Nasa’s Tess planet-hunter

The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours. *Featured images and content are taken...

Dinosaur parenting: How the ‘chickens from hell’ nested

Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to "redraw" the flood map of the US. Their work reveals 40 million Americans are...

Fossil of ‘first giant’ dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Dracula ticks in amber tell ancient blood-sucking tale

Feathered dinosaurs were covered in ticks just like modern animals, fossil evidence shows.Parasites similar to modern ticks have been found inside pieces of amber...

Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

The team caught 333 minkes, many of which were pregnant females, in its Antarctic "field survey". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Tourism’s carbon impact three times larger than estimated

A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, far larger than previously thought. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

A Canadian firm says new technology has dramatically cut the cost of removing carbon from the air. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Brexit ‘could damage UK environment’

MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

'Face of climate change'?

It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada.Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually...

Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers say. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’

Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...
El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice. Scientists...

Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Trash Robot cleans up Chicago River’s rubbish

The robot connects to the internet so web users can control it and donate to pay maintenance costs. *Featured images and content are taken from...

‘Send in the drones’ to protect soil

Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say. *Featured images and content are...

IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report

Scientists meet in Korea to discuss a report aimed at keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C this century. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Space muscles study to use tiny worms

The worms are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs

A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula

Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Plant ‘thugs’ crowd roadside flowers

It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...
Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

People across Britain reported seeing a large greenish light streak across the sky on Sunday evening. Large meteor spotted in skies across UK Source: Science &...

‘Memory transplant’ achieved in snails

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees

Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

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Swarm of starlings causes ‘roadblock’ in Norfolk

The birds were captured at about 14:30 GMT on Wednesday at Flitcham, near King's Lynn. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
Science stories coming up in 2018

Science stories coming up in 2018

The BBC's global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, reveals what to watch out for in the new year. Science stories coming up in 2018 Source: Science &...

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched. Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from...

Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan wildlife’

Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

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Africa ‘set to miss UN development goal on malnutrition’

At current rates of progress no African country will meet the UN goal set for 2030, a study reveals. *Featured images and content are taken...

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

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Mirage-like dust devil swirls in Llandrindod Wells heat

The strange weather phenomenon was spotted in Powys, as temperatures soared across Wales. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction

Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds.Birds that are now...

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.With tiny heads...