BBC Science

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 14 min 48 sec ago

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:08
The authors say the research can be applied to other structures, such as DNA.

New shrimp species named after Pink Floyd

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 16:02
A team of prog-loving scientists made a pact to honour their favourite band, Pink Floyd.

Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:38
Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala are captured by drones for the first time.

Should we mine on the ocean floor?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:03
British scientists have announced what they are calling an "astonishing" discovery deep in the Atlantic Ocean.

Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:16
Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice.

Scientists to use 'car wash drill' on Khumbu glacier

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:30
Climate change scientists aim to become the first team to drill into the world's highest glacier.

England nature plan 'lacking policies'

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 00:15
A 25-year government plan sets out a bold vision for nature in England, but campaigners say it lacks specific policies.

Climate change scientists' bid to drill Everest glacier

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:17
Scientists will use a "car wash-adapted" drill in a world-first bid to cut through the world's highest glacier.

Ocean tech: Robot sea snakes and shoal-swimming subs

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 16:12
A robot sea snake that could one day "explore the Titanic" makes its debut at an ocean expo.

Ancient walker

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:09
It's not a household name, but an ancient amphibian found in the Scottish borders fills a crucial period in the evolutionary record.

Poultry in England allowed outside as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 09:54
They had been kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.

New fiver is not so indestructible - if you know how

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:31
A Nottingham chemistry professor takes a hammer to the tough new plastic fiver.

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef damaged

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 02:52
Scientists say coral bleaching has damaged the World Heritage site for two years in a row

Damage to Great Barrier Reef 'unprecedented'

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 17:59
Coral bleaching has hit two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef within two years, surveys show.

Delivery delay

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 15:45
See the animals born since the world's been watching for April the giraffe to give birth

'Inhaling knowledge in the library'

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 06:13
Scientists at University College London are working on a project to capture aromas for their historic value.

Galactic garbage

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:10
Millions of pieces of human-made trash are orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, but all pose a risk.

Violent end as young stars dramatically collide

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:07
Scientists capture a dramatic collision between two young stars that tore apart their stellar nursery.

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 01:08
Everything you know about memory may be wrong.

Farm of the future

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:31
Could edible caterpillars help fight malnutrition and food security problems in West Africa?