BBC News - Science & Environment
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A fossil find from Saudi Arabia adds to growing evidence that modern humans left Africa earlier than supposed.
Serbian social media users mock city's tribute to the first man in space.
From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons.
The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview.
The annual extra now compared with the early 1800s has a water volume twice that of the Dead Sea.
A new mission aboard the International Space Station is taking storm chasing to new heights.
The supersonic test flight of its SpaceShipTwo rocket ship was the first since a crash in 2014.
It's not just spiders, scorpions and snakes for the man in charge of pest control at Kandahar air base.
A study of litter in UK seas shows the number of plastic bags has fallen, amid a rise in other types of plastic rubbish.
The worms are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans.
The robot connects to the internet so web users can control it and donate to pay maintenance costs.
The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills are causing health problems.
Scientists have been developing a technique to count animals that is usually used to map stars.
A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers say.
Two Suffolk punch horses are being put forward for a charity's breeding programme.
They were patrolling off the South Australian coast when they noticed something behind them.
A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song.
Researchers use astronomical techniques used to study distant stars to survey endangered species.
The White Continent is surrendering ocean floor as the undersides of its glaciers are melted.
Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.