BBC News - Science & Environment
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Millions of women have no problem with the pill but some find it shatters their mental health. Here The Debrief's Vicky Spratt describes years of depression, anxiety and panic.
A camera attached to the neck of a female polar bear shows two bears breaking through ice sheets to hunt for prey.
Blind mice regain partial vision after stem cell reprogramming
Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.
Scientists decode "dog-directed speech" - and they find puppies respond but older dogs ignore it.
A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to mount and mate with a Sika deer.
Targets on CO2 will continue despite a climate change sceptic becoming president, a UK minister says.
Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.
A warming world is harming insects ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.
Critically endangered chimpanzees in Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, researchers observe.
Scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" in the Earth's core.
Critically endangered chimpanzees craft absorbent drinking sticks, remote cameras reveal.
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.
Scientists say mothers hold babies on the left to help in bonding - and this is not unique to humans.
Scientists discover a 'clear signal' of urbanisation in the evolution of organisms around the globe.
A look at life inside China's most polluted city. Shijiazhuang is currently underneath a thick layer of toxic smog.
A south London road breaches its EU annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days.
The quality of forensic science work in England and Wales is putting the integrity of the criminal justice system at risk, the regulator warns.
A notorious egg thief is on the run after stealing bird eggs worth up to £5,000, after authorities in Brazil lost track of him.
One of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.