UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year

The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.

By Matt McGrath | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   


'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.

BBC Science News | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   


Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.

By Ken Macdonald | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: oban atlantic-ocean marine-biology

Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.

BBC Science News | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: democratic-republic-of-congo photography snakes

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.

By Sean Coughlan | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: dogs

Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice

Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.

By Roger Harrabin | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment pollution fashion plastic-pollution climate-change

Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.

BBC Science News | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme

Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards

It aims to protect drivers from accident hazards and reverse a decline in small wildlife numbers.

BBC Science News | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife hedgehogs department-for-transport chris-grayling motoring road-safety

The family-of-four living off grid

Two former vets from Essex and their children are showing others how it is possible to live self-sufficiently.

By Michael Cowan | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: uk-government climate-change

Using DNA to tailor medicine

Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

By Dr Emma Davenport | June 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: expert-network cancer sepsis

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