BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC News - Science & Environment
Galileo sat-nav system still without service
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:02:18 GMT
"Europe's GPS" remains offline as it grapples with a technical glitch in its ground infrastructure.
Stonehenge mini model reveals sound of monument
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:03:27 GMT
The model gives an insight "into what our ancestors would have heard", an academic says.
India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:09 GMT
An Indian state has launched the world's first "cap and trading" programme to curb air pollution.
Giant jellyfish spotted off Cornwall coast
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 14:44:52 GMT
The huge barrel jellyfish, as big as a human, was seen off the coast of Cornwall.
Could this robot help save coral reefs?
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:55:39 GMT
The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate.
Why blue jeans are going green
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 23:16:06 GMT
A growing number of denim producers are embracing environmentally-friendly production methods.
Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may fuel deforestation
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 02:56:36 GMT
Imports of waste oil from Asia, intended to cut carbon from transport, are linked to rising levels of deforestation
New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is revealed as Alan Turing
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:12:33 GMT
The note - once called the currency of corrupt elites - gets a makeover with the image of a computer pioneer.
Fishermen 'still illegally discarding dead fish' says report
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:45:48 GMT
A House of Lords inquiry looked at the impact of the ban on fishing discards six months on.
Mumbai rains: Is India's weather becoming more extreme?
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:20:47 GMT
With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.
Environmental work in Brecon Beacons estate handed to young people
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:00:21 GMT
The project will restore habitats and ecosystems and explore innovative farming and forestry approaches.
Wreckfish: The fish that gobbles up unsuspecting sharks
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:03:07 GMT
These sharks thought it was swordfish on the menu, but there was something hungrier in the darkness.
Manta ray in distress helped by divers
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:52:32 GMT
Deep-water divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls formed an unlikely friendship with a manta ray after she appeared to ask them for help.
Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:00:12 GMT
The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.
A68: World's biggest iceberg is on the move
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:33:50 GMT
The giant block of ice has spun around and is now moving north along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Neil Armstrong - the man behind the legend
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:30:56 GMT
The public knew little about this enigmatic man, but now we are gaining a glimpse of the real Neil Armstrong.
Spektr-RG: Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 12:45:20 GMT
One of the most important Russian space science missions in the post-Soviet era lifts off from Baikonur.
Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:15:23 GMT
All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?
Apollo 11: Four things you may not know about the first moon landing
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:09:35 GMT
Fifty years on, here are four things that made the Apollo Moon programme one of humankind's greatest technological achievements.
Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 01:06:23 GMT
India's space mission to the Moon's south pole will not launch on Monday, due to a technical problem.
Earliest modern human found outside Africa
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:17:14 GMT
Researchers have found the earliest example of our species outside Africa.
The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:38:02 GMT
Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.
Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:17:52 GMT
The Extinction Rebellion group is holding climate protests across the UK.
Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:48:36 GMT
Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history'
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:21:48 GMT
The moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas to millions.
European Vega rocket lost minutes after lift-off
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 04:30:58 GMT
The rocket carrying a satellite is believed to have landed in the sea, the first failure in 15 launches.
Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:19:03 GMT
The circulatory system fitted to the synthetic fish allows it to be powered for about 40 hours.
Russian nuclear submarine: Norway finds big radiation leak
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:53:38 GMT
Experts say there is no alarm, despite a high level of caesium at a Soviet-era submarine wreck.
Nasa Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:52:26 GMT
It is hoped a new instrument will help scientists understand the sources and movement of water on the Moon.
Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found dead in WW2 bunker on Crete
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:48:08 GMT
Police on the Greek island say Suzanne Eaton, who was there for a conference, died of suffocation.
Predator Free 2050: New Zealand ramps up plan to purge all pests
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:05:24 GMT
New Zealand digs in with its controversial plan to protect native species by wiping out all predators.
Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:52:18 GMT
It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?
Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 05:33:16 GMT
The Hayabusa-2 craft will pick up fresh space rock that could help explain how the Solar System evolved.