Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dinosaurs palaeontology

Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation

The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: employment rishi-sunak renewable-energy greenhouse-gas-emissions labour-party hm-treasury

Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: coronavirus-pandemic

Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment trees

What is bubonic plague?

Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.

By Michelle Roberts • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~4 min

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case

A rural herdsman tested positive for the infection, which can be treated with antibiotics.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: china plague mongolia

Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  robotics  chemistry

Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: new-zealand space-exploration british-space-programme earth-observation communications-satellites

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
July 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment wildlife boris-johnson newts

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