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   

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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

Rats taught to drive tiny cars to lower their stress levels

Researchers taught rats to drive tiny "ratmobiles" in exchange for food, which helped the rats relax.

BBC Science News | Oct. 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: animals united-states rats

Why this woman hates to hear about 'big bad wolf'

The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.

By Dhruti Shah | Oct. 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: nature united-states wolves dogs walking colorado women

Bird populations 'in global crisis'

Bird populations in the US and Asia are "in crisis", according to two major studies.

By Victoria Gill | Sept. 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment indonesia united-states conservation birds

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

BBC Science News | Aug. 24, 2019
~3 mins |

Tags:  international-space-station  united-states  nasa  women-in-science  space

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