BBC News - Science & Environment SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback 2017-02-19T20:46:20.000000Z The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station. Gravity probe exceeds performance goals 2017-02-18T17:23:36.000000Z The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer. Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies 2017-02-18T13:07:14.000000Z Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos. Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life 2017-02-18T07:31:05.000000Z Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived. Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches 2017-02-17T20:43:23.000000Z Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there? GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh 2017-02-17T18:24:46.000000Z Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds. Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21 2017-02-17T12:55:03.000000Z The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage. Call for brain donors 2017-02-17T06:32:00.000000Z Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders. Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs 2017-02-17T06:28:06.000000Z Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds. Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand? 2017-02-17T06:25:59.000000Z It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.