BBC News - Science & Environment
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The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste.
An Asian bird species under threat for it's ivory-like "helmet" has gained extra protection at the Cites conference in Johannesburg.
A butterfly struck up an unlikely friendship with a koala joey at Symbio Wildlife Park in New South Wales, Australia, with adorable results.
Delegates at a UN wildlife conference in South Africa endorse calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.
Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a magnificent display of coronal loops above an area with strong magnetic fields.
Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.
Arab nations join forces with African countries in a bid to suppress the illegal live trade in cheetahs, with a special focus on social media.
Mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, react to confirmation that the Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object's surface.
Professor Monica Grady of the Open University gives her reaction to the Rosetta probe crash landing into the comet it has been studying for two years.
Where now for British scientists and plans to explore the galaxy?
Europe’s Rosetta probe ends its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface.
Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe's collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.
Campaigners are demanding better safeguards for the UK's marine mammals after the EU said it would take Britain to court over harbour porpoises.
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.
A new database suggests a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes including orangutans, chimpanzees and gorilllas.
A reptile that lived 200 million years ago is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.
The European Commission takes the UK to court for failure to allocate safe marine areas for harbour porpoises.
A campaign is urging young people to share their thoughts and ideas via social media on the future of the UK's parks and open spaces.
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.