US West Coast fires: Is Trump right to blame forest management?

Is poor management of forests to blame for deadly fires in the United States?

bbcnews
Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change california-wildfires california oregon washington reality-check

'Hottest temperature on Earth' as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

A reading of 130F (54.4C) recorded in Death Valley could be the highest reliable recording ever.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: united-states california

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 25, 2020 ~1 min

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

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space-exploration california newquay richard-branson

Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

Lax security at a Nasa lab let a hacker lurk on the agency's network for almost a year, says report.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: nasa united-states california cyber-attacks

Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'

Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: united-states california

US Civil War-era tunnels and buildings found under Alcatraz prison

Civil War-era fortifications have been discovered just below the prison's recreation yard, a study shows.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 7, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: united-states california

Hoodwinker sunfish: Rare fish washes up on California beach

The seven-foot (2.1m) hoodwinker sunfish washes up in Santa Barbara, baffling scientists.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 2, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: fish united-states california marine-biology

Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: amazon space-exploration california jeff-bezos aerospace richard-branson commercial-space-travel

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

By Regan Morris & James Cook • bbcnews
Oct. 15, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: united-states california meat san-francisco

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