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A science news preview of 2018

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:29
BBC News looks ahead to some of the biggest science and environment stories coming up in 2018.

2017: A grand year in science

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 08:55
A look back at the best science stories of 2017.

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 05:45
Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.

The best science long reads of 2017 (part two)

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 17:20
The second part of our selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

British astronaut Helen Sharman recognised in New Year’s honours

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 05:29
Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, has been recognised in the New Year's honours.

The best science long reads of 2017 (part one)

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:37
A selection of the best science and environment reads this year.

Busy year for storms

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:30
Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?

Space science work recognised in New Year Honours

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:32
The first Briton in space and a leading member of the Cassini mission are among those on new year list.

World first for dog's broken leg

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:35
A new treatment that has saved a dog's broken leg is to be tried on humans.

Gardens under threat from 'game changing' plant disease

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:13
A pest that can infect hundreds of plants from lavender to olive trees is of growing concern in the UK.

Failed satellite programmed with 'wrong co-ordinates'

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 05:58
A multi-million pound weather satellite is lost after being programmed to take off from the wrong base.

UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 19:19
Renewables provided more electricity than coal for 90% of year, National Grid figures show.

Blue tarantula

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 17:43
With the help of local scientists, a multinational team discovers unknown species in Guyana.

Prince Charles: 'Technology won't solve climate change'

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 05:20
The Prince of Wales says we need to deal with the symptoms of climate change.

Back from the brink

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 03:36
Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.

Does this croc found in Australian suburb belong to you?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 23:33
Australian police found a crocodile strolling the streets of a Melbourne suburb on Christmas Day.

Sea smoke phenomenon on Lake Superior, Minnesota

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 09:18
Footage captures the Christmas Day scene over Lake Superior, US.

'Job done'

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 17:58
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Eight amazing science stories of 2017

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 17:25
BBC News looks back on eight of the biggest science and environment stories of 2017.

Meet the free range reindeer that tour the UK

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:19
Free-ranging reindeer are spending time touring the UK to help children learn about them.