8th Dec '19

The Latest Science from BBC News


Sunday December 08, 2019


Plastic pollution: Wales should cut 3G sports pitch waste
There are concerns tyre infill from sports pitches is ending up in waterways and harming wildlife.

Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change
The Seychelles has swapped 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight climate change and save its ocean.

General election 2019: Your questions on climate change and the environment
Your questions answered: The environment, wildlife and climate change.


Saturday December 07, 2019


General election 2019: Reddit says UK-US trade talks document leak 'linked to Russia'
Jeremy Corbyn claimed the papers proved "the NHS is for sale" when he highlighted them at a press conference.

Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise
A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.

'How smart home tech helps me live independently'
Specially designed tech is allowing Adam, who has Down's syndrome, to live without in-home carers.

Indian Ocean Dipole: What is it and why is it linked to floods and bushfires?
A climate system in the Indian Ocean, known as the dipole, is behind extreme weather events in East Africa and Australia.

Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens
With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.

NHS e-health systems 'risk patient safety'
The use 21 separate electronic record systems in NHS hospitals across England 'could lead to errors'.

General election 2019: Labour pledges to electrify England's bus fleet
It wants to electrify England's buses by 2030, but the Tories say Labour would "scrap vital new roads".

Sweden's Ericsson to pay over $1bn to settle US corruption probe
The telecoms giant has agreed to pay to resolve bribery allegations, the US justice department says.


Friday December 06, 2019


Elon Musk wins defamation case over 'pedo guy' tweet about caver
Tesla's founder did not defame a UK caver who helped in the Thai cave rescue, a US jury finds.

How to have a more sustainable Christmas
From renting your tree, to sponsoring a turkey, a growing number of people are having a greener Christmas.

Bloodhound diary: Getting the job done at over 600mph
Land speed record holder Andy Green describes his final high-speed test run in the Bloodhound car.

Greta at United Nations climate talks one year apart
Life has changed a lot for the environmental activist in the space of a year.

Kashmir users kicked off WhatsApp
A four-month internet blackout in the region means accounts are classed as inactive and shut down.

Heavy fine for Chinese firm over unlicensed game
The company, which has not been named by authorities, has been fined 700,000 yuan (75,800).

Sydney Zoo: Does the world still need big zoos?
As Sydney gets a brand new zoo, animal experts question what we really learn from visiting captive animals.

Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years
The figures come as the ride-hailing company is under intense pressure globally over safety issues.

Electric eel lights up Christmas tree and other news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Rory Cellan-Jones: Reporting the news with Parkinson's
The BBC's technology correspondent shares how he manages Parkinson's in the workplace.

Bug busters: The tech behind new vaccines
A revolution in the way vaccines are developed is raising hopes of faster protection from deadly infections.

COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?
As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.


Thursday December 05, 2019


Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition
A study by a Beijing-based body indicates many are worried about their biometric data being hacked.

US meteorite adds to origins mystery
Scientists are getting closer to tracing the sources of meteorites that fall to Earth.

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to Google
The man behind controversial Streams app is to join Google to develop AI solutions.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro 'can override location settings'
The phone maker denies any privacy flaw despite evidence locations are tracked even if set otherwise.

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says
As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

Lotus Evija: The 2.2m electric hypercar
The Lotus Evija goes into production next year and Click gets a look at what drivers can expect.

Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history
British engineers test technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.


Wednesday December 04, 2019


Russian president warns over expansion of US space force
The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.

How drones can help with counting seals
Rangers on the Farne Islands in Northumberland use drones to keep track of the growing grey seal population.


Tuesday December 03, 2019


Facebook's Zuckerberg rare interview inside home
The Facebook CEO, alongside his wife Priscilla, also stressed the company should not be broken up.

Climate change: The COP25 talks trying to change the world
As the UN has its annual climate change conference, we look at what it's for and if it ever makes a difference.

How China-US rivalry is dividing the internet
Will the rivalry between China and the US accelerate the division of the internet into two halves?


Monday December 02, 2019


200 countries meet in Madrid for climate change discussions
Almost 200 countries are meeting in Madrid to discuss what they're doing to tackle climate change.

Climate defenders: Taking wind power to another level
Henrik Stiesdal has been thinking about wind turbines since he was a teenager.


Friday November 29, 2019


Jet suit man flies off Royal Navy ship and other news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology news stories.

Amazon: What does 'peak season' mean for employees?
The technology company is resisting calls for its staff to join unions, but do they need to?

What happens inside a fridge recycling plant
What happens to your old fridge when it's time to replace it, the BBC's Dougal Shaw reports.

How to make phone batteries that last longer
A breakthrough in battery technology would be an engineering triumph and spur to other technologies.


Thursday November 28, 2019


Goo Hara and the trauma of South Korea's spy cam victims
Goo Hara's death shows it's often the victims of spy cams who are punished the most.

Blocked TikToker: I don't believe app's explanation for device ban
The maker of a video accusing China of abuse of the Uighurs rejects TikTok's explanation for blocking her.

Election 2019: How far do the parties' climate promises go?
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?

Twitter: 'My boyfriend died but I still like to read his tweets'
Adam Parker says it's "good news" that Twitter is going to create a way to memorialise accounts.


Saturday November 23, 2019


Restoring Mongolia's fossil heritage
The Gobi Desert produces stunning fossils but many Mongolians never get the chance to see them.


Friday November 22, 2019


Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green
Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.