BBC News - Science & Environment
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A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.
The construction of the UK's £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough has formally begun at the Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead.
Construction of the UK's new £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, formally begins at the Cammell Laird yard on Merseyside.
China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.
Europe’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is ejected by its “mothership” and is now on a direct course to try to land on Mars on Wednesday.
Polish mathematicians who laid the groundwork for cracking the WW2 Nazi Enigma code, are being honoured at the country's embassy in London.
Countries meeting in Rwanda have agreed a "monumental" deal to phase out gases used in fridges that are worsening global warming.
Professor John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium-ion battery, on the Samsung problems.
Subsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on innovative schemes for energy storage and cutting demand rather than "dirty diesel", MPs urge.
Video of twin giant panda cubs celebrating their first birthday is released by a zoo.
US Secretary of State John Kerry tells delegates meeting in Rwanda that hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases were "disastrous for our climate" and should be rapidly phased out.
Unusual cave art as much as 14,500 years old is found in northern Spain - and pronounced the "most spectacular" in the Iberian peninsula.
A UK-wide citizen science project that has attracted almost one million participants is awarded a further £1.2m of lottery funding.
"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia's "Dinosaur Trail".
A comet impact 55 million years ago may have helped mammals dominate the Earth.
Tom Feilden explains why maths and computing may now hold the key to a career in medicine and biology
A group of Vienna-based scientists is working on plans to create a pacifist nation state, called Asgardia, in space.
Monitoring wild birds on their long migrations may provide early warning of bird flu outbreaks, say scientists.
Banning the cooling gases currently used in refrigeration and air conditioning could save half a degree of global warming if a deal can be agreed in Rwanda.
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green reflects on the partnership the Bloodhound supersonic car project has forged with Chinese auto group Geely.