BBC Science

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 19 min 35 sec ago

Trust backs beaver reintroduction

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:39
Beavers should be resident in Scotland says the National Trust as it announces its support for reintroduction projects.

Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth'

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:44
Solar plane needs weather on its side for week-long Pacific flight

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:40
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 14:48
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:43
How to clean a room before building a Mars rover

Can California learn to live with drought?

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:49
Can California learn to live with drought?

Saving coffee from extinction

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:17
Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction

Spiders strum on leaves for love

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:07
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.

The element that made the 20th Century shine

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:53
The element that made the modern era gleam

VIDEO: How an ancient parasite was frozen in time

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:02
Professor David Siveter from the University of Leicester explains how a 425 million year-old parasite was frozen in time at a site in Herefordshire.

VIDEO: Dog evolution 'earlier than thought'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:41
Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.

Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:01
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:59
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.

Antarctic in 'dramatic' ice loss

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:44
Satellites have recorded a big sudden change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a UK-based team.

California probes oil spill cause

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:00
Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.

DNA hints at earlier dog evolution

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:02
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.

Bronze Age Danish girl 'German-born'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:01
New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.

Romania acts to save forests from saw

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:06
Romania gripped by tensions over illegal logging

LHC smashes collision energy record

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:55
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.

The miracle of the 20-week strawberry season

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:44
The UK strawberry industry is expected to smash its sales record this year by £50m.