BBC News - Science & Environment
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Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.
A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought.
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.
Land speed record holder Andy Green finally gets to drive the Bloodhound car across the Kalahari.
The rare hoiho becomes the first penguin to take the title, after two weeks of "memes and trash-talk".
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.
The man behind one of the most successful climate treaties ever thinks he has a way to cool the Earth.
A British Airways insider says the industry deliberately fills planes with extra fuel to save costs.
Engineers think they understand why a heat sensor has been playing up on the superfast desert vehicle.
The British supercar cuts short its latest run because of temperature concerns but still clocks 481mph.
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.
Marc Raibert tells BBC News he nudged his daughter over just to work out how people balance.
The BBC met the driver of Bloodhound - part racing car and part spaceship - during testing in South Africa.
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record clocks 501mph in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.
Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.
The aerospace giant unveils its proposal for a lander that could take humans to the lunar surface.
The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry.