Science Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
31 Videos
BBC Future
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
24 Videos
BBC
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
19 Videos
BBC Future
Animal Clinic

Animal Clinic

Dublin is a bustling capital city with one and a half million inhabitants. Alongside the humans live thousands of domestic animals, birds and wildlife. When they need emergency care, a dedicated team of people are there to help.
16 Videos
Escapade
HyperDrive

HyperDrive

BBC presenter and trained engineer Jack Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
6 Videos
BBC Future
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
4 Videos
VPRO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
4 Videos
BBC Future
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Videos
BBC
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

Drs Rutherford and Fry are on hand to solve everyday mysteries sent into BBC Future.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future

Science Videos

Sung and unsung heroines of science

Sung and unsung heroines of science

The history of science is usually portrayed as the history of male scientists. But women have also played crucial roles in science. We travel in time, from the world's first chemist more than 3,000 years ago to a 2018 physics Nobel laureate.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Harpoon tested in space to capture dangerous debris

Harpoon tested in space to capture dangerous debris

A harpoon designed to spear and capture space junk has been tested for the first time. The RemoveDebris mission is hoping to address the issue of debris in space left over by past rockets and other deployments, with 16,000 to 20,000 pieces being ...
Press Association
3mins
Nasa declares Mars rover dead after 15 years on red planet

Nasa declares Mars rover dead after 15 years on red planet

Nasa's longest-running rover on Mars has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the planet. Opportunity was built to operate just three months, but ran from July 2003 to June 2018, continuing to send back vital information.
Press Association
Man beats AI machine in debating competition

Man beats AI machine in debating competition

An IBM-made machine designed to win debates has lost out to a human champion debater from London, in a heated competition of man versus artificial intelligence. The tech firm's Project Debater is said to be the world's first AI system that can de...
Press Association
UK-built Mars rover named after British scientist Rosalind Franklin

UK-built Mars rover named after British scientist Rosalind Franklin

The UK-built ExoMars robot that will set out to find evidence of life on Mars has been named after British scientist Rosalind Franklin.
Press Association
Scientists Have Created Meat In A Lab!

Scientists Have Created Meat In A Lab!

Have you heard about the controversial new 'fake meat'? Scientists have discovered a way to grow cultured meat in a lab and it's said to revolutionise the meat industry! Would you try fake meat from a lab?
Where To
1min
Measuring the world

Measuring the world

As part of the ICARUS project, animals are equipped with transmitters and observed from the ISS. The project could help monitor the spread of disease, climate change and natural disasters.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Jaguar Land Rover showcases light projections for self-driving vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover showcases light projections for self-driving vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover has developed a system that projects the direction of travel onto the road ahead of driverless vehicles using lights.
Press Association
Teenage boy among first in UK to have beam therapy for brain tumour

Teenage boy among first in UK to have beam therapy for brain tumour

A 15-year-old with a rare brain tumour is to undergo pioneering proton beam therapy at the UK's first dedicated treatment centre.
Press Association
Super blood wolf moon shines across the UK

Super blood wolf moon shines across the UK

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a super blood wolf moon.
Press Association
NASA release animation of space snowman, Ultima Thule

NASA release animation of space snowman, Ultima Thule

Nasa releases time-lapse footage of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored by humans. The movie was put together from photos taken on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day as the spacecraft made its closest approach, but not sent back to ...
Press Association
First look at trio of Samsung robots at CES 2019

First look at trio of Samsung robots at CES 2019

Samsung exhibits its robot trio - the Bot Care, Bot Retail and Bot Air - at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
Press Association
Table tennis robot steals the show at CES

Table tennis robot steals the show at CES

A table tennis robot has gained attention on the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Press Association
Hyundai 'walking car' prototype could help saving lives during natural disasters

Hyundai 'walking car' prototype could help saving lives during natural disasters

Hyundai is hoping to save lives after natural disasters by designing a walking car that could help climb over tricky terrain to reach those in need. The South Korean automotive giant is calling its Elevate concept the first Ultimate Mobility Vehi...
Press Association
Ultima Thule ice world revealed by Nasa spacecraft

Ultima Thule ice world revealed by Nasa spacecraft

The ice world known as Ultima Thule has been revealed by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft and shows it as two objects joined together.
Press Association
Bread-baking robot among new gadgets on show at CES

Bread-baking robot among new gadgets on show at CES

New gadgets go on show at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas ahead of the main Consumer Electronics Show that opens on January 8.
Press Association
Hubble discovers quasar with a brightness of 600 trillion suns

Hubble discovers quasar with a brightness of 600 trillion suns

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar seen in the early universe which has the brightness of about 600 trillion suns. Astronomers used data from the Nasa/European Space Agency telescope to find the ancient quasar, which ...
Press Association
Smart vehicle technology is the new star of CES

Smart vehicle technology is the new star of CES

The technology on display at CES increasingly involves cars and other vehicles, with the gadget show becoming ever more diverse in the products showcased as a result.
Press Association
How big is CES 2019?

How big is CES 2019?

Crowds gather to check out the latest consumer gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Press Association
The best gadgets of CES 2019

The best gadgets of CES 2019

CES, the biggest trade show in the technology calendar, has come to a close in Las Vegas after a week of flexible screens, robots, and driverless cars.
Press Association
2mins
China broadcasts pictures from far side of the moon

China broadcasts pictures from far side of the moon

China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side. It's the first-ever soft landing on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth.
Press Association
CES 2019: A door to stop parcel theft

CES 2019: A door to stop parcel theft

The eDor system has fold-out compartments attached to the inside of doors to allow delivery drivers to dispatch parcels securely.
Press Association
Cool gadgets from CES 2019

Cool gadgets from CES 2019

Cool gadgets from CES 2019 - the world's largest technology trade show - where thousands of new devices and technologies are on display to the public for the first time.
Press Association
The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

The Top 5 Best Inventions Straight Out Of Africa!

Some of the worlds most innovative inventions and discoveries have come straight of out Africa! Here's a top five list of all the very best ones!
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Hubble Telescope captures most detailed image ever of nearby galaxy

Hubble Telescope captures most detailed image ever of nearby galaxy

The most detailed image yet of a 40-billion-star neighbouring galaxy has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Triangulum Galaxy, located three million light years away from the Milky Way, is one of the most distant objects visible to ...
Press Association
SpaceX launches first national security mission with Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launches first national security mission with Falcon 9 rocket

The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which is carrying a US military navigation satellite, blasts off from Florida's Cape Canaveral, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the United States.
Press Association
Scientists create 3D-printed hand that can play Jingle Bells

Scientists create 3D-printed hand that can play Jingle Bells

Scientists at Cambridge University have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases like Jingle Bells on the piano by just moving its wrist.
Press Association
Elon Musk unveils revolutionary underground tunnels

Elon Musk unveils revolutionary underground tunnels

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel which he hopes could move people faster than subways.
Press Association
Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Nasa scientists celebrate Mars landing with elaborate handshake

Nasa scientists celebrate Mars landing with elaborate handshake

Two Nasa scientists celebrate their American spacecraft landing on Mars with a handshake that is out of this world. Nasa's $814 million two-year mission aims to shine new light on how the Red Planet was formed and its deep structure, by mapping it...
Press Association
Nasa lander prepares to touch down on Mars

Nasa lander prepares to touch down on Mars

A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet if it survives the landing. The InSight probe is scheduled to arrive on Martian soil at around 8pm GMT on November 26.
Press Association
China claims creation of first gene-edited babies

China claims creation of first gene-edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims to have helped to make the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientist He JianKui's work has not yet been independently verified or reviewed by other scientists. But if proven, it crosses a new frontier in medicine an...
Press Association
Female fish perform a rocking dance to attract males

Female fish perform a rocking dance to attract males

Female fish at a zoo in Devon have been observed performing a rocking dance to attract males.
Press Association
Rare footage of baby shark filmed off Puerto Rico

Rare footage of baby shark filmed off Puerto Rico

Scientists have discovered a baby shark still in its egg case during an exploration mission west of Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico.
Press Association
International Space Station celebrates 20th anniversary

International Space Station celebrates 20th anniversary

As the International Space Station celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the historic venture.
Press Association
Breastfeeding is best

Breastfeeding is best

Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Samsung unveils foldable phone with Infinity Flex Display

Samsung unveils foldable phone with Infinity Flex Display

Samsung has unveiled its first foldable phone, which the company called the "future of mobile display technology". The new device features a full touchscreen display which can be unfolded to reveal what the company calls an Infinity Flex Display,...
Press Association
Rare 'Dumbo' octopus spotted off the coast of California

Rare 'Dumbo' octopus spotted off the coast of California

Researchers discovered a 'Dumbo' octopus, or Grimpoteuthis, when aboard the Nautilus Live vessel in Calfornia. The creature was spotted during the team's first dive of the expedition in the NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Press Association
First footage offers further proof of supermassive black hole within Milky Way

First footage offers further proof of supermassive black hole within Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way.
Press Association
3mins
Apple unveils upgraded MacBook Air

Apple unveils upgraded MacBook Air

Apple has unveiled a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop. The update is the first major revamp of the laptop since 2010 and includes Apple's high-resolution Retina Display for the first time.
Press Association
Virgin Orbit reveals LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit reveals LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit reveals the first footage of its rocket LauncherOne. The rocket will be strapped to the bottom of a converted Virgin Atlantic plane and flown to 30,000 feet where its thrusters will engage taking it to outer space.
Press Association
28secs
Clever crows have shown how they can assemble tools

Clever crows have shown how they can assemble tools

Research published in the journal Scientific Reports, by the University of Oxford, has shown that Caledonian crows can assemble tools from two or more non-functional components.
Press Association
Uber to raise fares to pay for electric cars

Uber to raise fares to pay for electric cars

Uber is to raise fares in London to help drivers buy electric cars. A clean air fee of 15p per mile will be added to fares from early 2019.
Press Association
British-built spacecraft heads for Mercury

British-built spacecraft heads for Mercury

A British-built spacecraft fitted with Star Trek-style "impulse engines" is on its way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
Press Association
1min
Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell car aims to clean up dirty roads

Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell car aims to clean up dirty roads

Hyundai reveals London's dirtiest driving route working and aims to help clean the air with their next generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, NEXO.
Press Association
British-built spacecraft is set for Mercury

British-built spacecraft is set for Mercury

A British-built spacecraft is set to blast off from Earth bound for Mercury, the mysterious planet closest to the sun. BepiColombo, one of the most ambitious missions ever undertaken by the European Space Agency, will send two orbiters to explore...
Press Association
Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Boston Dynamics' robot shows upgraded agility in Parkour video

Boston Dynamics' robot shows upgraded agility in Parkour video

The Boston Dynamics' robot shows it's upgraded agility in this Parkour video.
Press Association
26secs