BBC Science

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 4 min 28 sec ago

Hedgehog-like critters arrive at Chester Zoo

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 22:25
Its stripes are more like a bumblebee's.

Why a tiny, fanged fish produces a pain-free bite

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:44
Scientists say their discovery shows there are medical secrets still hidden in our oceans.

Shutting up shop

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:27
China begins closing down its legal ivory trade, but will consumer attitudes to prized artwork change?

Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:01
SpaceX flies and lands a Falcon 9 rocket that had already been used on a previous mission.

Lost in space: 'Peggy, I don't have a shield'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 14:06
Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough were meant to be installing debris shields on the ISS.

SpaceX set to launch 'used rocket'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:40
California's SpaceX company expects to make a piece of history later when it re-flies a Falcon rocket.

James Webb telescope: Hubble successor set for yet more tests

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 09:26
The spectacular James Webb Space Telescope is bound next for the giant Apollo testing chamber.

West Mersea mammoth tusk found on beach

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:08
Research will be carried out into the age and rarity of the tusk.

Food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:52
The global food trade is depleting water sources quicker than they can naturally be refilled in many places.

Cyclone Debbie: Experts fear damage to Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:04
The Australian state of Queensland is assessing the extent of the damage caused by the major storm.

Elephants in dramatic muddy escape

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 03:23
Eleven Asian elephants manage to drag themselves clear of a muddy hole in Cambodia.

New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:45
Camera traps caught images of the critically endangered Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand.

Menstrual cycle recreated 'in a dish'

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:46
Scientists have made a mini working replica of the female reproductive tract to experiment on.

ExoMars: Rover scientists to study Mawrth Vallis option

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:37
Europe is going to investigate a second site on Mars - called Mawrth Vallis - as a possible destination to send its 2021 rover.

'Fake science used to justify badger culls'

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:39
A senior researcher claims ministers are using a flawed method for assessing badger numbers in the TB cull.

How the mouse came to live alongside humans

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:25
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:13
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 01:09
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Testing for 'defectives'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:54
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:41
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.