BBC News - Science & Environment
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Scientists are warning there’s now so much space debris in low-Earth orbit that action needs to be taken.
A controversial pesticide, linked to a decline in insect species, may soon be banned in Canada.
Scientists looking into invertebrate animals discover nearly 1,500 new viruses - the largest number documented in any one study.
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Historic codebreaking site Bletchley Park could be turned into a cyberdefence training college.
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth what they describe as a city that dates back more than 5,000 years.
The claws of coconut crabs have the strongest pinching force of any crustacean, according to research.
Log books from the early Antarctic expeditions indicate that the area of summer sea-ice around the continent has barely changed in size in a century.
Bacteria which eat others of their kind could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.
The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream on the planet began its big decline in the 1940s.
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.
Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.
The European Space Agency's preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars confirms the probe became confused about its altitude.
Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year.
A study of plants and animals suggests many will be unable to adapt quickly enough to survive predicted changes in rainfall and temperature.
Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.
The "Freiburg Cup", which comes with a deposit of €1, is going down well with German students.
A nearly complete dodo skeleton is sold at auction for £280,000.
A London NHS hospital trust has teamed up with tech giant Google to share patient data in the hope of saving lives.
Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the number found on beaches, say conservationists.