BBC News - Science & Environment

    Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

    Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'


    The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising...

    The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.
    'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

    'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer


    The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years...

    The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.
    Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

    Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics


    Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century...

    Tests on a bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in the first century AD.
    Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again

    Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live again


    A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the...

    A team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban
    Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

    Pig brains partially revived four hours after death


    The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and...

    The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.
    Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'

    Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'


    A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on...

    A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars.
    Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

    Light pollution not improving, says CPRE


    Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light...

    Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.
    TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

    TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food


    TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of...

    TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.
    The history of plastic in the sea

    The history of plastic in the sea


    A metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years...

    A metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years ago.
    Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s

    Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s


    Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the...

    Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.
    Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

    Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders


    Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to...

    Ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.
    President's underwater plea for the oceans

    President's underwater plea for the oceans


    Seychelles' leader delivers a speech in defence of the Indian Ocean from inside a...

    Seychelles' leader delivers a speech in defence of the Indian Ocean from inside a submersible.
    Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

    Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash


    Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong...

    Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.
    Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

    Can you spot ocean plastic from space?


    Scientists work on the challenging task of tracking pollution from orbit with encouraging...

    Scientists work on the challenging task of tracking pollution from orbit with encouraging results.
    Plastic toys: Is it time we cut back?

    Plastic toys: Is it time we cut back?


    Plastic toys are convenient and cheap but they can be bad for the...

    Plastic toys are convenient and cheap but they can be bad for the environment.
    Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines

    Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines


    There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the...

    There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.
    The lunar effect - why the Moon makes us all romantics

    The lunar effect - why the Moon makes us all romantics


    For centuries, our lunar neighbour has been a source of fascination and inspiration for poets and...

    For centuries, our lunar neighbour has been a source of fascination and inspiration for poets and artists.
    Tasmanian devils 'adapting to coexist with cancer'

    Tasmanian devils 'adapting to coexist with cancer'


    There is hope for the world's largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by...

    There is hope for the world's largest carnivorous marsupials whose numbers have been ravaged by disease.
    Climate change: How green is your parcel?

    Climate change: How green is your parcel?


    The Royal Mail is introducing e-trikes but what are other delivery companies doing to cut their...

    The Royal Mail is introducing e-trikes but what are other delivery companies doing to cut their emissions?
    Back on track

    Back on track


    The British-led project to break the Land Speed Record is brought back from the brink of...

    The British-led project to break the Land Speed Record is brought back from the brink of cancellation.
    No pain

    No pain


    Jo Cameron is one of two people on Earth known to have a mutation that means she feels almost no...

    Jo Cameron is one of two people on Earth known to have a mutation that means she feels almost no pain.
    'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way

    'Mission Jurassic' dinosaur hunt to get under way


    British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in...

    British scientists are about to participate in one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades.
    Green challenge

    Green challenge


    A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get...

    A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?