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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.