Department of

BBC Science

Subscribe to BBC Science feed BBC Science
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 44 min 20 sec ago

VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:25
Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second

Vast replica recreates ancient cave

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:15
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 22:32
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

VIDEO: Hubble Telescope's 25 years in images

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:09
As the Hubble Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, BBC News looks back at some of its greatest moments - and images.

Mammoth genome sequence completed

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:49
Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures

Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:00
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.

VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Chile volcano

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:55
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:32
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Baby wallaby dies in keeper's arms

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 04:06
An orphaned baby wallaby on the Isle of Man dies in her keeper's arms after a week of round-the-clock care.

VIDEO: How Hubble opened up the universe

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 03:33
As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the universe.

Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 02:08
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.

In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 02:07
Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people

Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:06
Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.

In pictures: Earth's beauty

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:57
Earth's beauty as seen from space

Study queries non-hazardous plastic

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:12
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.

Super-rat history extracted from DNA

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 02:58
Scientists piece together the evolutionary history of a fascinating group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 18:20
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:06
'They're tastier than fish'

VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:40
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.

'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:09
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.