The battle to break plastic's bonds

US chemists have turned plastic into motor oil, but the scientific battle to break down the tide of plastic waste continues.

By Victoria Gill | Oct. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: chemistry recycling plastic-pollution plastic

Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer

The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: google

Climate: 100% organic farming would boost emissions

Going fully organic in England and Wales would require more imports of food and increase carbon output.

By Matt McGrath | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: uk-climate-change-protests

How liquid air could help keep the lights on

The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: inventions renewable-energy engineering energy-industry

'Molar Berg': Getting a measure of Antarctica's big new iceberg

Scientists use satellites to run the rule over the White Continent's latest mega-berg.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   


Bezos floats 'national team' to build Moon lander

Four aerospace firms will team up in a bid to build a lunar landing system.

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: apollo-11-moon-landing

How space affects women and men differently

BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

BBC Science News | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: astronauts international-space-station space-exploration nasa

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

A Neanderthal tool from the Netherlands bears traces of ancient "glue".

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: human-evolution netherlands

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

By James Gallagher | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: genetics dna medical-research

Climate change: Peatlands 'turning into carbon sources'

Scientists call for urgent action to prevent peatlands drying out and releasing vast stores of carbon.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: climate-change

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