BBC News - Science & Environment
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The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.
Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.
Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.
Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.
The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of Spring.
Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.
The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.
Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.