Tahlequah: Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant

Tahlequah captured the world's attention when spotted carrying her dead calf for 17 days.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: canada united-states washington whales killer-whales

Genetic impact of colonial-era slave trade revealed in DNA study

The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics united-states colonialism slavery

UK and US say Russia fired a satellite weapon in space

The UK says the Russian satellite launched "a projectile with the characteristics of a weapon".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space russia united-states russia-uk-relations

Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: donald-trump canada united-states oil north-dakota

Mary Jackson: Nasa to name HQ after first black female engineer

Mary Jackson was among the African-American women whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 25, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nasa united-states washington-dc

BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS

The completion of the BeiDou-3 navigation system comes as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 23, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: china united-states space-exploration gps galileo-project satellite-navigation

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa astronauts united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex elon-musk

Nasa SpaceX launch set to usher in new era for human spaceflight

Two US astronauts are about to go to orbit in a commercially developed rocket and capsule system.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: insects united-states virginia north-carolina

Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nasa astronauts united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex

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