BBC Science

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 min 56 sec ago

Solar plane passes 'no return' point

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 03:46
A solar-powered plane passes the "point of no return" after leaving Japan for a second attempt at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

China's carbon crunch

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 16:55
Charting China's climate change ambitions

SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 09:05
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket breaks apart in flames after lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida - its first failure in 19 launches.

VIDEO: World's smelliest plant blooms in Edinburgh

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:41
One of the world's largest and smelliest flowers has blossomed for the first time in Scotland.

Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:27
Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

In search of stag beetles

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 20:10
On a family hunt for the now rarely-seen stag beetle

Call for more protection for seagrass

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:32
Seagrasses - the underwater plants that act as nursery grounds for young fish - need more protection, according to Welsh scientists.

The making of a metrosexual gorilla

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:13
The good-looking gorilla that captivated women in Japan and beyond

UCL: 'Hunt will not be reinstated'

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:22
The president of University College London says that Prof Sir Tim Hunt will not be reinstated after his controversial comments about women.

Scientists try to understand heatwave

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:55
Scientists in India and Pakistan say higher temperatures were just one factor in the recent heatwaves and other causes such as air pressure, humidity and sea breezes played a role.

VIDEO: Sir David tells Obama how to save planet

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:46
The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of President Obama.

UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 06:00
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.

VIDEO: Lemurs 'could vanish from wild'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:37
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.

Sat firm eyes huge rocket campaign

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:22
The OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.

Madagascar's lemurs cling to survival

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:08
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.

Face of bizarre sea creature revealed

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:05
One of nature's most bizarre animals - Hallucigenia - is finally revealed in its entirety after specimens in Canada reveal its missing face.

'Hoff crab' gets formal scientific name

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:12
A hairy Antarctic crab that was dubbed "The Hoff" when it was first found in Antarctic waters gets a formal scientific description and name.

VIDEO: Taking giraffes for a scientific walk

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:02
How zoo giraffes are helping veterinary scientists to find out if very long, spindly legs are a help or a hindrance for walking.

Climate change: Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:19
Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

Drastic action to save endangered tortoise

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 09:02
In a desperate bid to save one of the world's most endangered animals, conservationists are taking the controversial step of defacing the last survivors.