BBC News - Science & Environment
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The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.
Research is underway to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.
New edition of International Cloud Atlas includes asperitas cloud after long campaign by skywatchers.
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.