German firms Bayer and BASF fight $265m US fine over weedkiller

Bayer and BASF are told to pay huge damages to a Missouri peach-grower.

BBC Science News
Feb. 17, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: environment germany chemistry missouri united-states agriculture

The medieval knight who went into space

Multimillionaire computer games veteran Richard Garriott is also a pioneer of space tourism.

By James Jeffrey
Feb. 3, 2020 | bbcnews

~7 mins   

Tags: entrepreneurship united-states nasa gaming space

Two satellites in close shave over US city of Pittsburgh

Experts said a collision would have created a debris field, risking damage to other satellites.

BBC Science News
Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: space-debris united-states pittsburgh

SpaceX completes emergency crew capsule escape

The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

By Jonathan Amos
Jan. 19, 2020 | bbcnews

~1 mins   

Tags: spacex united-states space-exploration nasa

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

By Jonathan Amos
Jan. 18, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins   

Tags: spacex united-states space-exploration nasa

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.

BBC Science News
Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: new-york united-states nasa space

Miss America 2020: Biochemist wins crown after on-stage experiment

Camille Schrier, who wowed judges with a science experiment, said she aims to "break stereotypes".

BBC Science News
Dec. 20, 2019 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: united-states

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon
Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews

~5 mins   

Tags: evolution wildlife animals genetics dna united-states hunting genome catalonia spain extinction birds

US national parks face 'crisis' over invasive animal species

More than half of US national parks are threatened by invasive animals, like pythons and feral pigs.

By Kelsey Vlamis
Dec. 3, 2019 | bbcnews

~6 mins   

Tags: environment united-states wildlife-conservation conservation

Cosmic Crisp: New apple launched that 'lasts for a year'

The new fruit took US scientists two decades to develop and the launch cost $10m (£7.9m).

BBC Science News
Dec. 1, 2019 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: united-states

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