'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Mysterious archaic hominins may have interbred with early humans in West Africa, scientists say.

BBC Science News | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: human-evolution

Wildfire smoke may cause life-long harm

Smoke from wildfires may have long-term health effects, according to US research on juvenile monkeys.

By Pallab Ghosh | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: wildfires

Coastal floods warning in UK as sea levels rise

Communities on the coast face "serious questions" against the background of climate change.

By David Shukman | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: climate-change

Mexico violence: Why were two butterfly activists found dead?

Relatives and co-workers live in fear after two monarch butterfly activists were found dead in Mexico.

BBC Science News | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: mexico

Everest: Top Sherpas slam Nepal's plan to clean rubbish from mountain

The government wants to collect 35,000kg of waste - along with bodies - from six Himalayan peaks.

By Surendra Phuyal | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment nepal mount-everest

Virgin Galactic: Unity rocket ship moves to operational base

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket plane transfers to New Mexico for final testing.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: commercial-space-travel space-exploration richard-branson

Antarctic island hits record temperature of 20.75C

The temperature was recorded on an island off the Antarctic continent's northern tip.

BBC Science News | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: climate-change

Is it time to re-think the love story?

When it comes to love stories, what makes a great novel a classic rather than a guilty pleasure?

By Peter Harvey | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: books

Human brain parts left over from surgery boosts research

Experts are developing a better knowledge of the brain by studying tissue left over from surgery.

By Pallab Ghosh | Feb. 13, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: brain medical-research

New Horizons spacecraft 'alters theory of planet formation'

Scientists say they have overturned the prevailing theory of how the planets in our Solar System formed.

By Pallab Ghosh | Feb. 13, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: planets

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