Heirloom plants: Saving the nation's seeds from extinction

The incredible history of the UK's heirloom plants and why they're set to make a comeback.

By Helen Briggs
March 28, 2020 | bbcnews

~7 mins   


US Space Force launches first mission

The newest branch of the US military, established by President Trump, goes into orbit for the first time.

BBC Science News
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution

New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe - a by-product of the coronavirus crisis.

By Jonathan Amos
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

By Helen Briggs
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: animals whales oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport

Public transport and active travel will be the "natural first choice", the Transport Secretary says.

By Roger Harrabin
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   


Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, safe food shopping presents challenges.

By Victoria Gill
March 27, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins   

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.

BBC Science News
March 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: climate-change

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

By Paul Rincon
March 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: animals archaeology human-evolution neanderthals dolphins

Coronavirus: Pangolins found to carry viruses related to Covid-19

Pangolins smuggled into China were carrying viruses closely related to the one sweeping the world.

By Helen Briggs
March 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~1 mins   

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records

Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.

By Jonathan Amos
March 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   


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