Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: environment wildlife boris-johnson newts

UK government wins bid for OneWeb satellite firm

A government-backed group is set to pull broadband firm out of bankruptcy to help deliver sat-nav system.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: brexit

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an 'easy win'

Wastewater analysis could provide localised Covid-19 test results much earlier than at present.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  coronavirus-pandemic

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance launch pushed back again

The launch of Nasa's Mars rover Perseverance is delayed again to 30 July at the earliest.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nasa-perseverance-mars-rover

Amazon fires at 13-year high in June

This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation brazil jair-bolsonaro amazon-rainforest

Phil Evans: Briton to take top weather satellite agency job

Phil Evans, formerly at the UK Met Office, will be the new director general of Eumetsat.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana

Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife botswana elephants

Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest

A Swedish study found twice as many people had protective T-cells as tested positive for antibodies.

By Rachel Schraer • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Astronomers have found a previously unseen type of object circling a distant star.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronomy tess-telescope

Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids

British firms fail to win leading roles in the expansion of the Copernicus Earth observation project.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: brexit

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