BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Nasa Mars 2020: First aircraft to fly on another planet
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:11:57 GMT
Ingenuity is a 1.8kg (4lb) helicopter that will ride to Mars inside Nasa's Perseverance rover.
Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:10:32 GMT
Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.
How long does it take to get to Mars - and why is it so difficult?
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:05:15 GMT
Summer 2020 is a popular time for missions to Mars because of the way the planets align - but how long does it take to get there?
Climate change: Coastal erosion 'to threaten more Australian homes'
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 02:11:21 GMT
See the damage done by waves – and the problem will only get worse with climate change, experts say.
Adverts for large polluting cars 'should be banned'
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:46:27 GMT
A new campaign says the government should ban adverts for large cars like sports utility vehicles.
An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation.
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:01:20 GMT
An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation thanks to its tailless star 'Oval'.
Covid-19: Infectious coronaviruses 'circulating in bats for decades'
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:51:43 GMT
Research suggests a close ancestor of the coronavirus emerged in bats more than 40 years ago.
Phyllis Omido: The woman who won $12m fighting lead battery poisoners
Sat, 01 Aug 2020 00:33:26 GMT
Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.
Iter: World's largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:16:16 GMT
The world's biggest nuclear fusion project has entered its five-year assembly phase.
Nile dam row: Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebrates
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:34:40 GMT
Concerns grow as Nile River nations fail to reach a deal on how to share the vital waters.
Key questions about the Perseverance rover
Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:19:52 GMT
We answer some common questions about the America's Perseverance rover mission to Mars.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: How gardening could help in the fight against obesity
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 00:18:47 GMT
In Bradford, community schemes offer a novel approach to promoting healthy lifestyles.
Coronavirus: How bad will winter really be?
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 00:14:24 GMT
Could we be heading for a double whammy of flu and coronavirus?
Airbus to build 'first interplanetary cargo ship'
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 08:38:07 GMT
The European aerospace company will make a huge satellite to bring Mars rocks back to Earth.
Genetic impact of African slave trade revealed in DNA study
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:20:17 GMT
The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.
Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:02:04 GMT
The SpaceX capsule touches down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.
France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:29:21 GMT
The new ecology minister says outside heating or air conditioning is an "ecological aberration".
How many Mars missions have been successful?
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:07:20 GMT
Getting to the Red Planet is challenging, and so it working out how many have failed.
Bringing Mars back to Earth
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:46:55 GMT
An audacious mission to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth is about to begin - find out more with our illustrated guide
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women survivors of the atomic bombs
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:44:16 GMT
August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Other mammals lose out in panda conservation drive
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:54:58 GMT
Several carnivorous animals have almost disappeared from areas set up to protect giant pandas.
Nasa Mars rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 23:18:45 GMT
If there was life on Mars, how will the US space agency's next robot rover recognise it?
Amazon region: Brazil records big increase in fires
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 03:51:48 GMT
Images from space show there were nearly 7,000 in July - a rise of 28% on the same period last year.
Covid-19: Why Hong Kong's 'third wave' is a warning
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:28:19 GMT
Until recently, the city was seen as a poster child in its handling of the pandemic. What went wrong?
'Once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for more sustainable food
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:10:10 GMT
An independent review of the UK's food policy calls for a new green revolution.
Coronavirus: Cracking the secrets of how bats survive viruses
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:09:57 GMT
Bats' codes of life contain genetic clues to their "exceptional immunity", which protects them from viruses.
Stonehenge: Sarsen stones origin mystery solved
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:03:24 GMT
Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.
European Sentinel satellites to map global CO2 emissions
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:51:09 GMT
German manufacturer OHB-System signs a €445m contract to build a greenhouse gas monitoring system.
Climate change 'driving UK's extreme weather'
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:10:52 GMT
Last year was remarkable for high temperatures and severe swings, according to the Met Office.
Life on Mars: What do we know?
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:25:12 GMT
Victoria Gill takes a looks at four key moments in the search for life on the red planet.
Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 01:25:08 GMT
Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".
Rosalind Franklin centenary: 'She would have been totally amazed'
Sat, 25 Jul 2020 08:44:53 GMT
The sister of Rosalind Franklin says she would be surprised to be a "feminist icon" 100 years on.
Coronavirus: Sewage testing for Covid-19 begins in England
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:21:36 GMT
Samples will be checked for signs of the virus, to get early warnings of spikes in infection levels.
Katie Mack: 'Knowing how the universe will end is freeing'
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:08:18 GMT
Astrophysicist Katie Mack has been researching The End of Everything.
James Lovelock: Gaia theory creator on coronavirus and turning 101
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:10:42 GMT
British scientist James Lovelock says population growth means something like the virus is "almost inevitable".