Top ten garden pests and diseases revealed

The box tree caterpillar comes top of the list of gardeners' concerns for the third year in a row.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 12, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nature gardening

New colony of rare freshwater pearl mussels found in Highlands

The species was uncovered during a watercourse survey being carried out in north Highland.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution nature fish animals

Urban pollinators make beeline for native violet blooms

Polish researchers find violet coloured native flowers are favoured by urban-dwelling bumblebees.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
March 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  nature

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig to get Bristol University honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: birds nature young-people birdwatching bristol universities inspiring-stories university-of-bristol universities-in-the-uk representation

AI researchers share data on how we sort options, make decisions

Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how options are sorted in decision-making.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  brain  ai  basic-research  nature  hms  neurobiology  google  dopamine  cellular-and-molecular-biology  clara-starkweather  deepmind  harvardmit-health-sciences-technology-program  matthew-botvinick  naoshige-uchida

Wisbech bees killed by 'morons' in hive attack

Conservationists believe as many as 10,000 endangered black bees died.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bees nature wildlife wisbech

New findings suggest how stress may trigger gray hair

Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress turns hair gray.

Jessica Lau • harvard
Jan. 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  stem-cells  fas  nature  stress  ya-chieh-hsu  bing-zhang  gray-hair  hair  isaac-chiu  jessica-lau  scrb

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

By Dhruti Shah • bbcnews
Dec. 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: birds nature native-americans wildlife wildlife-conservation colorado eagles birds-of-prey

'Forgotten' elm tree set to make a comeback

The elm can be restored to its former glory despite Dutch elm disease, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: environment nature trees

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