BBC News - Science & Environment
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The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.
The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago.
The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study.
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.
Blogger Mamalina gives five tips on reducing your plastic dependence if you have young children.
A newly discovered species of pterosaur that lived about 210 million years ago has been found in the Utah desert.
Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.
"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.
With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.
After 17 days, the orca at last stops carrying her newborn and begins chasing salmon off Canada.
The animal turned on the Chinese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to 'touch the Sun'.
The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.
A US jury finds the company knew its Roundup weedkillers were dangerous, but Monsanto vows to appeal.
What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?