BBC News - Science & Environment
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Log books from the early Antarctic expeditions indicate that the area of summer sea-ice around the continent has barely changed in size in a century.
Bacteria which eat others of their kind could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.
The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream on the planet began its big decline in the 1940s.
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.
Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.
The European Space Agency's preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars confirms the probe became confused about its altitude.
Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year.
A study of plants and animals suggests many will be unable to adapt quickly enough to survive predicted changes in rainfall and temperature.
Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.
The "Freiburg Cup", which comes with a deposit of €1, is going down well with German students.
A nearly complete dodo skeleton is sold at auction for £280,000.
A London NHS hospital trust has teamed up with tech giant Google to share patient data in the hope of saving lives.
Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the number found on beaches, say conservationists.
Some councils are considering a levy on workplace car parking - but face strong opposition from businesses.
A new weather satellite that maps cloud "waves" could help pilots avoid turbulence.
The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.
Prime Minister Theresa May announces an additional £2bn a year by 2020 for UK research and innovation.
UK scientists will be cock-a-hoop about Theresa May's promise of an extra $2bn in research funds, but the money will not allay their concerns about the approaching Brexit.
Theresa May backtracks on her pledge to require companies to put worker representatives on boards.
A disease posing a "very serious threat" to the EU's olive industry is recorded on the Spanish island of Mallorca for the first time.