Science Update

Subscribe to Science Update feed Science Update
BBC News - Science & Environment
Updated: 15 min 57 sec ago

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'

1 hour 13 min ago
Scientists are studying why the Thwaites Glacier is melting quicker than previously thought.

Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court

1 hour 24 min ago
The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago.

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday' glacier

10 hours 11 min ago
Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "doomsday glacier", is reported to be melting quicker than previously thought - scientists are now trying to find out why.

Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

13 hours 58 min ago
The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.

Are your houseplants bad for the environment?

14 hours 20 min ago
Gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners share ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable

'It's astounding to find out she died violently'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:53
A team of experts appear to have solved a mystery that has confounded academics - and the public - for decades.

Climate change: UK has 'one shot' at success at Glasgow COP26

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:32
If the Glasgow meeting fails, it will raise tough questions about the UN climate talks process, says the woman in charge.

Northamptonshire oak: 5,000-strong petition could save tree

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:06
Highways England say it will carry out extensive investigations to try save "Three Oaks".

Climate Change: Tough questions at first UK assembly

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:46
Members of the public from a range of backgrounds gather for the UK's first climate change assembly.

Global Talent visa: New system to keep UK 'open to talented scientists'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:22
Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.

Nambi Narayanan: The fake spy scandal that blew up a rocket scientist’s career

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 00:01
Falsely charged with selling secrets to Pakistan, Nambi Narayanan's life was knocked off course.

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 20:23
The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.

Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long?

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 00:15
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.

Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:12
A private company tracing methane emissions is building a global map of the gas in Earth's atmosphere.

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:26
They were cooked in a special oven at the International Space Station - but are yet to be tasted.

Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51
Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:01
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 22:35
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:35
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:20
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.