50,000-year-old string found at France Neanderthal site

A three-ply chord fragment made from bark was spotted on a stone tool recovered at a cave in France.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 13, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: archaeology neanderthals france

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment conservation italy france switzerland alps

Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Oct. 24, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: prostate-cancer environment pollution agriculture france caribbean guadeloupe martinique

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: brain disability france medical-research paralysis neurology

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay • bbcnews
June 19, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: france plastic-pollution oceans the-bahamas shipping atlantic-ocean ocean-pollution bermuda portugal republic-of-ireland nike-inc orkney

Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France

A carving believed to be about 12,000 years old has been discovered in south-western France.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 6, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: archaeology france

Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment conservation spain animals france bears slovenia

Global warming: Children's climate strike spreads worldwide

Thousands of children protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 15, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: children climate-change environment australia india france

Grande America: France braces for oil spill damage after ship blaze

Tonnes of "hazardous materials" have spilled into the Atlantic after a container ship sank.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 14, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment france shipping atlantic-ocean

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