BBC Science

Syndicate content BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 19 min 31 sec ago

Teleportation step toward quantum internet

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:37
Physicists have set a new bar for quantum teleportation - transferring information from one place to another without anything physically travelling between the locations.

Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo site

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 02:24
Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace about four miles (6km) from one of Britain's best known finds.

Green spaces worth £2.2bn to public health in England

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:56
Outdoor exercise delivers an estimated £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year, a study suggests.

China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:56
China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News.

'Let mangroves recover' to protect coasts

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:46
Allowing mangrove forests to recover naturally result in more resilient habitats that benefit both wildlife and people, say conservationists.

Solar-powered tuk-tuk completes India to UK trip

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:33
Engineer Naveen Rabelli has completed a 6,000 mile journey from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk.

How Indonesia's rare birds are facing extinction

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 05:43
A BBC team finds rare Java hawks for sale, as environmentalists say more must be done to tackle Indonesia's illegal bird trade.

In pictures: Astro Photographer of the Year

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 17:41
Some of the winning images from this year's competition.

Second lowest minimum for Arctic ice

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:21
Arctic ice cover in 2016 reached the second lowest minimum on record, tied with 2007.

Dinosaur's camouflage pattern revealed

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:40
Scientists have recreated the colour patterns of a dinosaur, revealing a camouflage used by animals today.

MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:15
A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm.

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs wash up dead on beaches

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:22
Nearly 500 horseshoe crabs wash up dead on Japan's southern beaches, near Kitakyushu City, mystifying experts.

China launches second trial space station

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 07:48
China launches a second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by around 2022.

Clear path to Ariane 6 rocket introduction

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 06:25
The company set up to manufacture Europe's next-generation rocket - the Ariane 6 - says it is open to orders.

Concern over falling kea numbers in New Zealand

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 05:10
Conservationists seek public help to protect the famously inquisitive birds.

Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 03:35
Tesla has been criticised by a former business partner for "pushing the envelope" on car safety with its Autopilot technology.

Western Isles rock offers potential clue to life on Mars

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 03:08
Analysis of rocks in the Western Isles has provided "a tantalising clue" that Mars may contain habitats which can potentially support life.

The tortoise that has saved his species from extinction

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 22:42
Diego the tortoise, 100, has fathered around 800 offspring on his native Galapagos Archipelago.

Prostate cancer treatment 'not always needed'

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:14
Just keeping an eye on small prostate cancers results in the same 10-year survival rate as treating them, a major study suggests.

Clever crow naturally uses tools

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:30
A crow that survives only in captivity has been found to adapt and use tools to find food, according to scientists.