- 2023-02-04 15:24:29Z
Wetlands are being lost at a faster rate than forests, but in some regions beavers are part of the solution.
Congestion charge plans for Cambridge have divided the city, a BBC Politics East debate is told.
More than 6,000 trees are to be planted across farms and hedgerows in Warwick.
The discovery of two Stone Age homes are helping experts understand Foyle valley's early settlers.
The contaminants add to a long list of chemicals found in Southern Resident and Bigg's orcas, both of which are at risk of extinction.
Imagine you're back in high school - fluorescent lights humming, hard plastic chairs, a classroom stuffy with hormones and anxiety - and you've just aced a...
From SpaceX's Starship to United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur to Arianespace's Ariane 6 rocket, here are some of the boosters that could debut in 2023.
Tawny owls Snowball and Wotsit bonded at a sanctuary while recuperating from traffic injuries.
A green comet and the red planet will debut in a colorful showdown next weekend. You can easily find them in the sky, or watch online.
Understanding what early humans smelled can offer better context for our own sense of smell, and give us a sniff of life at our origins.
The zoo is looking at alternative options, such as renewable energy, to tackle rising costs.
The June 18, 1815, clash ended Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions of conquering Europe, and resulted in the deaths of around 20,000 soldiers.
Several species of butterfly are struggling and scientists are warning that time is running out.
People are invited to learn about a range of marine life for World Wetlands Day 2023.
Cambridge hopes a congestion charge will cut traffic by 50%. What does Gothenburg have to say?
An outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease threatens to destroy 20 of the 45 species in the world's third-largest coral reef.
The discovery of an unusual set of ceramic vessels has shed new light on the mummification process in ancient Egypt, according to a new study.
Structural racism creates barriers in housing, employment and economic opportunity for Black people and other people of color.
Four-year-old Peggy enjoys a grooming session in Beverley after being named ugliest dog in Britain.
The RSPB warns that changing legislation could see laws protecting wetland habitats weakened.
The live feed, provided by NASA, shows astronauts Nicole Mann and Koichi Wakata performing the second spacewalk of 2023.
Space industry veteran Tiphaine Louradour is taking the helm as CEO of Spaceflight Inc., a launch and in-space transportation services provider based in...
Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?
The "unexpected" discovery came to light when a 319 million-year-old fossilised fish was scanned.
The grant will help Wiltshire based charity Plantlife research and protect nature in local areas.
The kingfisher and bog orchid join almost 600 other NI species highlighted for conservation.
One of Scotland's biggest landowners has agreed the sale of thousands of acres near Langholm.
Malcom Russell says archaeologists have told him the cup might date back to the 2nd Century AD.
The UK hasn't seen a single named storm so far this autumn and winter. But why?
A Viking leader probably chose his favourite animals to board a longboat to England, scientists say.
The course was first announced last August but the final framework was released on Wednesday.
The male northern quoll, a small endangered marsupial, is walking so far and sleeping so little in its desperate search for sex that it may be causing its...
A researcher is working on a nasal spray to protect against COVID-19. He thinks a similar tool could protect against the flu and colds as well.
Tesla's above-and-beyond safety design increased the family's chance of surviving the crash, said a forensic engineer who studied crashes.
The scheme is due to launch in August but businesses say they have not received key information.
The council says it is investigating the incident which a resident claims involved 20 homes.
Colossal Biosciences aims to use gene editing to recreate extinct animals, which it says is important because biodiversity is dwindling.
New research has found that lack of rest could explain why males of the species mate themselves to death.
Harry Besley wants to raise awareness of how electric engines can reduce pollution.
A woman's sandal imprint and a written name are found on Roman tiles dug up in Northamptonshire.
Columbia's destruction and the loss of its crew triggered a sharp change of course for America's space program.
The cosmic ball of ice and dust is about to make its closest approach to our planet.
In a small lab nestled in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, researchers with gloved hands and masked faces cradle four tiny golden monkeys so a veterinarian can...
Only days after deadly floods killed four in Auckland, severe weather once again hit the region.
Video footage shows a strange blue whirlpool flying over Hawaii, then breaking apart, shortly after a SpaceX rocket launch.
One Home compiles a map identifying 21 at-risk communities and warning of funding shortfalls.
Homes England wants to build 260 homes on Brislington Meadows.
Montreal firm GHGSat says its next Earth observer will track carbon dioxide at high resolution.
The authority says it is introducing time slots in a big to reduce waiting times and congestion.
Being overweight in midlife has been linked to greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia, and a new study shows that brain changes in obese ...
A new material changes its infrared colour when a small electric current is applied, raising the possibility of buildings that store or release heat depending on outside temperatures
Two sections of the Thornborough Henges near Ripon, UK, have been donated to the public body Historic England in an effort to preserve the millennia-old monuments
Healthier sperm are normally selected for IVF using a centrifuge, which can damage the cells, but an alternative method can do the job gently by creating a current for them to swim against
The ongoing drought in the western US depleted reservoirs and reduced hydropower generation. Fossil fuel power plants filled the gap but that has led to increased air pollution
A simple buzzer and some microphones help a drone to navigate and map out its surroundings, much like how a bat uses sound to see in the dark
Bird flu infections have been recorded in various mammals including foxes and mink, but it's unclear whether the virus can be transmitted from one mammal to another
The AMASS project would involve thousands of drones, on the ground, in the air and in the water, working together in a "swarm of swarms" to overwhelm enemy defences
An artificial intelligence called SingSong can take a recording of a person singing and create a backing track for it with the appropriate rhythm, key and harmonies
Lab-grown neurons were transplanted into the brains of rats with damaged visual cortexes. After two months, the neurons responded when the rats saw flashing lights
Mysterious ripples in the sun’s plasma have gone unexplained for decades, but they may be caused by strange beams of high-energy electrons fired inward by solar flares
Wormholes, which are strange hypothetical tunnels through space-time, could act as cosmic magnifying glasses for objects behind them
A new type of ice called medium-density amorphous ice has the same density as liquid water, so studying it could help us understand water’s strange behaviour at low temperatures
Statistical mechanics helps relate the quantum world to objects that seem solid and not governed by the whims of observation, but there are still questions to be answered, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Sheep living in pastures with solar panels benefit from shade in hot weather and more nutritious grass – and they stop weeds from growing on the panels
A workshop used for mummification at Saqqara in Egypt contains remnants of the substances used to make mummies, revealing many came from southern Africa or South-East Asia
A study of more than 1.5 million tweets over one year suggests that people in San Francisco feel disgusted when at hardware stores and Londoners are most joyful at motels
Analysis of cut marks on elephant bones suggests every scrap of meat and fat was removed from the big beasts
The first physical proof that Vikings brought horses and dogs to England has been unearthed
Ongoing pain, such as chronic back or neck pain, is difficult to treat, so some doctors prescribe antidepressants. Now, a review of evidence says these drugs mostly don't work as a treatment
People may be more aware of how much time has passed when they move their body and hear sounds during the event. This improved time perception may help to gauge the effectiveness of treatments for conditions like Parkinson's disease
Figures on sewage overflows into rivers and seas in England show that 80 per cent of wastewater systems are regularly working over capacity
Technology being trialled on UK farms collects daily data on cows’ weight, body condition and mobility, helping to identify individuals in need of treatment
A vine-like segmented robot that is attracted to heat could be used to autonomously extinguish fires without the need for costly and complex electronics
San Francisco officials have called for a slower, more considered expansion of the use of autonomous vehicles, which have blocked traffic and hampered emergency services
A modelling study of 93 European cities suggests that more than 2600 human heat-related deaths over just three months could have been prevented if these places increased their average tree coverage from 15 per cent to 30 per cent
Artificial intelligences need specific training to excel at a task, but now a more generally intelligent one from DeepMind has performed as well as humans in a virtual world test
Intermittent fasting led to a group of people with obesity losing 7.6 kilograms in 14 weeks when combined with them receiving advice on reducing their calorie intake, compared with 3.9 kilograms among those who only received the advice
The polyethylene microplastic pollution commonly found in wastewater can be extracted to create electrodes for lithium-ion batteries
Growing demand for air travel is counteracting the aviation industry push to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Carbon offsets will be necessary – or fewer passengers
An experiment in beetles shows that when parents care for their young, the population accumulates more mutations over time, but this may have benefits
Dolphins off coast of southern Brazil drive mullet towards the nets of local fishers and in return get some extra fish themselves
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed that blood donor assessments measure individual risk and do not exclude people based on their sexual orientation or gender
Six of the most powerful astronomical observatories have captured a stunning image of Abell 2256, which is made of multiple galaxy clusters smashing together
By shooting a brief and powerful laser beam shaped like a doughnut through the air, researchers created a 45-metre-long structure that could guide a light pulse like an optical fibre
Where black bears are abundant, Bigfoot sightings usually follow – which could make reports of the mythical creature a way to measure American black bear populations
In response to a shortage of liquid ibuprofen, the US Food and Drug Administration is temporarily allowing manufacturers to produce and distribute non-FDA approved drugs for relieving fever and pain
A study finds the UK’s 2018 sugar tax prevented 5000 cases of obesity in school girls in England, but the picture is more murky than headlines suggest
Prairie voles still form social bonds without oxytocin sensors in the brain. The findings challenge the long-held belief that the hormone is a crucial part of the bonding process for all mammals
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends intensive interventions to manage weight loss, including drugs and surgery – but it’s unclear whether they will reduce childhood obesity
Single-celled organisms called Stentor can feed more efficiently by pairing up, illustrating a possible stage in the evolution of complex life forms
Dirty solar panels reduce global solar energy output as much as 5 per cent, but a start-up in Israel has tested drone delivery of a new autonomous robot to clean rooftop arrays
Most UK water companies have dropped the scientifically discredited method of dowsing to find water leaks, but Thames Water and Severn Trent Water say they still use it
Black bears often scratch their backs on trees, leaving behind chemical signals to other bears. Now, it seems the act also helps protect them from ticks
Decades of research have shown that focusing on housing, without making sobriety or mental health treatment a prerequisite, is the most effective way to reduce homelessness
Other intelligent civilisations may send transmissions after a bright galactic event like a supernova to make them more visible to others, according to SETI researchers
An AI was tasked with creating proteins with anti-microbial properties. Researchers then created a subset of the proteins and found some did the job
The planet 8 Ursae Minoris b should have been destroyed when its star became a red giant, but it continues to orbit strangely close to the star
A comet that last passed by Earth about 50,000 years ago is coming around again and will make its closest pass on 1 February, at which point it may be visible with the naked eye
Conditions like PCOS, endometriosis and PMS are notoriously hard to study, but recent advances in our understanding and in treatments are proving that is no longer the case
A millimetre-sized robot made from a mix of liquid metal and microscopic magnetic pieces can stretch, move or melt. It could be used to fix electronics or remove objects from the body