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A final sum of €1.7bn (£1.5bn) is committed to Airbus Safran Launchers to enable it to develop Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket.
Residents in Florida are being asked to vote on a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes on US Election Day.
The growth in CO2 in the atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record.
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green has been celebrating the work done in Northern Cape, South Africa, to prepare the fastest ever race car track.
A public appeal to find a second rare left-coiled snail succeeds
Recent centuries have seen a big jump in the rates of erosion in the iconic chalk cliffs on England’s south coast, a new study finds.
Life in the southern hemisphere appears to have recovered more quickly than expected from the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs.
The European Space Agency’s director general says he expects to have at least an interim report on the Schiaparelli crash within the month.
Concerns over a Trump presidency are set to dominate the start of global climate talks in Morocco.
A beach in Siberia has been transformed by naturally occurring giant snowballs.
Planet Earth II's camera crew came back from filming to find an unwanted visitor.
The Canadian military probes a mysterious Arctic pinging sound, officials tell the BBC.
An earthworm named Dave wriggles into the record books as the largest ever found in the UK - measuring a whopping 40cm (15.7in).
Researchers apply for a licence to carry out a trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in a small field in Hertfordshire.
The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force, with efforts due to continue next week on the way ahead.
Inventor Sir James Dyson is setting up his own technology institute to tackle the shortage of engineers.
Given the complexity of antibiotics resistance, what should we do to tackle the problem?
A rare species of frog is discovered which startles predators by revealing its bright orange groin.
Ebola dramatically adapted to infect human tissues with ease in the first few months of the Ebola outbreak.