Dr William Frankland, allergy scientist pioneer, dies aged 108

Dr William Frankland, known as "the grandfather of allergy", developed the idea of a pollen count.

BBC Science News
April 3, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: medicine allergies

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

The motoring organisation predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel.

By Roger Harrabin
April 3, 2020 | bbcnews

~8 mins

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Conifer is top tree in urban sound absorption test

Scientists say trees have a role to play in combating noise pollution in urban environments.

By Mark Kinver
April 3, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins


UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year

The figure is the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material per person and that has increased.

By Roger Harrabin
April 2, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins

Tags: landfill plastic

Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

By Paul Rincon
April 2, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils palaeontology

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public

Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

By David Shukman
April 1, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

A key climate conference due in November is delayed over disruption caused by the coronavirus.

By Matt McGrath
April 1, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: uk-climate-change-protests

Coronavirus: Clear nights skies delight photographers

Photographers in England capture amazing star trails, from home or on their daily exercise.

BBC Science News
April 1, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Oceans can be successfully restored by 2050, say scientists

Researchers say there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future of our oceans.

By Matt McGrath
April 1, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: climate-change

'Dinosaurs walked through Antarctic rainforests'

Sediments drilled off the coast of the ice continent reveal a time of great warmth and plant growth.

By Jonathan Amos
April 1, 2020 | bbcnews

~5 mins

Tags: climate-change

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