BBC News - Science & Environment
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The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.
There are increasing fears a European probe that attempted to land on Mars on Wednesday has been lost.
Voles appear to have been roasted for food by Neolithic people living on Orkney 5,000 years ago, archaeological evidence shows.
Cave art from the Ice Age has helped solve the origins of Europe's largest land mammal - the modern European bison.
Two Chinese astronauts have docked with the Tiangong 2 space lab, where they will live for the next 30 days conducting experiments.
A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.
Europe’s Schiaparelli robot will soon attempt the risky descent to the surface of Mars, after a 500 million km journey from Earth.
BBC science reporter Victoria Gill explains what the European mission to Mars is hoping to find out.
A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.
The global farming sector has a big role to play in the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to future climate change, the UN says.
Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a tributary of the Titicaca lake.
Horse chestnut trees are being attacked by a combination of pests and diseases which could cause the conker to vanish
The UK’s favourite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, will likely take on the grand challenge of trying to cross the entire Arctic Ocean under the ice.
A family of rare white squirrels are living in a suburb of Edinburgh.
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.