US & World

Face to face with a crocodile while collecting its eggs

Greg Wilson spends two months a year wading through crocodile-infested waters in northern Australia, trying to find the animals’ nests. He and his team are paid to collect eggs for farms, but it’s a dangerous job. Viewers in the UK can watch more stories from Earth’s Natural Wonders at 21:00 on Wednesday 21 February on […]

Health

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'

Doctors can stop providing life support to toddler Alfie Evans who has a mystery illness against his parents’ wishes, the High Court has ruled. Outside the court, Alfie’s father Tom Evans likened the ruling to his son receiving the death penalty. Both he and Alfie’s mother Kate James had hoped to prolong their toddler’s life […]

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Further fall in hospital mortality rates

Technology

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Visual effects revealed

The visual effects team behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been nominated for a 2018 Oscar. BBC Click speaks to Framestore’s Visual Effects Supervisor, Jonathan Fawkner, to find out more about the challenges of making the film. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness'

Russian bots debate US gun control laws

Replika app provides chats with dead friend

Science/Nature

Burn or bury

Image copyright PA Should we burn waste plastic – or bury it? Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge. How can it recycle more of its own waste? And should it bury or burn the low-grade waste that it can’t recycle? We’re trying […]

Science/Nature

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Image copyright Paul Kenrick Image caption Early plants would have looked much like this lava field in Iceland A seminal event in the Earth’s history – when plants appeared on land – may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought. Land plants evolved from “pond scum” about 500 million years ago, according to […]

Science/Nature

Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

Image copyright BBC BLUE PLANET II Image caption The issue in the UK has fired to the top of the political agenda following the BBC’s Blue Planet II series The global tide of ocean plastic pollution is a clear violation of international law, campaigners say. They have been urging for a new global treaty to […]