BBC News - Science & Environment

BBC News - Science & Environment

Russia sends long-delayed module to space station

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:55:04 GMT

The 13m-long, 20-tonne Nauka laboratory is finally going into orbit after a delay of 14 years.

AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:24:57 GMT

A program has been used to predict the structures of nearly every protein in the human body.

Is there a future for Africa's lions?

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 23:00:22 GMT

As lion populations decline across much of Africa, could community-led conservation help reverse this trend?

Road planners able to ignore climate change, campaigners claim

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:47:35 GMT

Government guidelines mean road planners can effectively ignore climate change, campaigners say.

Extreme weather: What causes flash flooding?

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:24:51 GMT

Cities across the world are at risk of extreme rainfall overwhelming their streets

Jeff Bezos launches to space aboard New Shepard rocket ship

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:11:11 GMT

The world's richest man and three other passengers return safely just over 10 minutes after launch.

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:36:23 GMT

Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.

COP26 climate summit president says progress made, but not enough

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:29:54 GMT

The first in-person climate meeting in 18 months sees some tentative progress, but no breakthroughs.

Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:28:46 GMT

US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.

National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:17:46 GMT

Boris Johnson says he will consider the proposal, but finds the idea of extra taxes on people unattractive.

Canterbury Cathedral stained glass is among world's oldest

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:06:00 GMT

New research indicates that stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral may be among the oldest in the world.

'Jurassic Pompeii' yields thousands of 'squiggly wiggly' fossils

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 05:12:30 GMT

Scientists are excavating one of the most important Jurassic sites ever discovered in the UK.

Benjamin Jesty: The unsung hero of vaccination

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 05:57:00 GMT

Edward Jenner is credited with inventing the vaccine but his method was pioneered by a Dorset farmer.

Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson may not be astronauts, US says

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:04:15 GMT

The US government has tightened rules on which space-goers can claim their astronaut wings.

Hubble space telescope's function is restored

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:21:55 GMT

Engineers restore the Hubble Space Telescope to full operations, after a computer glitch in June.

Mystery 19th Century botanist tracked down following appeal

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:16:59 GMT

Pressed flowers and a poem found inside a centuries-old botany book sparked a quest to find the owner.

Met Office issues first UK extreme heat warning

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:53:42 GMT

It covers south-west England and large parts of Wales as the UK experiences a prolonged hot spell.

Meteor wows Norway after blazing through night sky

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:42:56 GMT

The meteor is believed to have landed in a forest after flashes of light were seen across Norway.

Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space

Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:47:25 GMT

The BBC tracks the long, winding road to Sir Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space.

Bezos' $2bn offer to get back in race to the Moon

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:31:34 GMT

The billionaire offers to cover $2bn in Nasa costs to be reconsidered for a Moon lander contract.

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:31:41 GMT

A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.

Climate change: Israel to cut 85% of emissions by mid-century

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:17:36 GMT

PM Naftali Bennett says the decision will help the country gradually shift to a low-carbon economy.

Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:23:39 GMT

Consumers should not have to pay excessive prices to use public car charging, MPs say.

Climate change: Amazon regions emit more carbon than they absorb

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 15:04:59 GMT

Rising heat and deforestation cause eastern parts of the Amazon to become carbon sources, not sinks.

The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp

Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:06:50 GMT

The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says hydrogen could be future fuel

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:01:46 GMT

Hydrogen-powered cars could be the future of Formula 1 according to Ross Brawn, the F1 managing director for motorsports.