BBC News - Science & Environment
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Science Minister Jo Johnson and Prof Martyn Poliakoff mix politics and science to look at carbon dioxide and the acidification of oceans.
The mysterious hexagon at Saturn's northern pole has changed colour from blue to gold, scientists have said.
2016 is likely to be the first year in recorded history in which levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain above the symbolically important threshold of 400 parts per million.
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.
The gouge in the ground probably made by Europe's Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by an American satellite.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells the world's mayors they face making 'tough decisions' to ensure future generations live in a safe and sustainable urban world.
Hundreds of snow leopards are being poached in retaliation for livestock losses every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, says a new report.
Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have arisen in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago, new fossil evidence suggests.
Scores of spectacular and rare undersea species have been found on expeditions to some of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean.
Europe's Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday, data shows.
Scientists in Italy have discovered how our brains can be tricked into feeling disembodied from our own limbs.
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.