SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 18, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: spacex united-states space-exploration nasa

'Resistant' trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

Scientists have identified 3,000 ash trees with suspected resistance to a deadly disease.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: ash-dieback trees

Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit'

A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: geology asteroids earth-science dinosaurs

Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island

Australia's Kangaroo Island has been likened to Noah's Ark - but its unique wildlife is under threat.

By Shaimaa Khalil | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: australia-fires

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions

From population to plants, your questions answered about climate change.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: our-planet-matters

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener

How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

By Ben Morris | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: climate-change

New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots

Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake.

BBC Science News | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: rspb birds

Climate change: Citizens' jury prepares to tackle climate change

UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

By Roger Harrabin | Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: climate-change

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology volcanoes earth-science space-exploration earth-observation philippines

Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge

The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: climate-change

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