BBC News - Science & Environment
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Fossils of ancient plants shed light on how the family that includes crops such as potatoes evolved.
The UK's largest Antarctic research station which will be home to the ship nearly named Boaty McBoatface gets a £100m upgrade.
A seal is found in the back garden of a holiday home, 2km (1.2 miles) away from the sea.
The UK Ministry of Defence has officially awarded a £30m contract to produce a prototype laser weapon.
New research backs a controversial study that found there had been no slowdown in global warming.
Astronomers have pinpointed the source of mysterious radio bursts from space.
The government is "absolutely committed" to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit.
The UK's most famous dinosaur skeleton is on show for the last time ahead of nationwide tour.
A two-week-old baby orangutan makes its public debut at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.
Brexit poses a huge risk to the UK wildlife and habitats, a group of MPs says.
Rebecca Morelle looks ahead to some of the big events in science expected in 2017.
New Year fireworks contributed to high pollution levels in German cities, official figures suggest.
Illegally traded endangered species that escape to form secondary populations offer opportunities for their long-term survival, a study suggests.
The world's oldest known killer whale, estimated to be 105 years old, is missing and presumed dead, researchers say.
Potentially disruptive volcanic ash clouds cross Northern Europe more frequently than previously thought, according to a new study.
India opens two world-leading clean energy projects - the world's biggest solar farm and a chemicals plant using CO2 to make baking soda.
The adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams calls on politicians to "grasp the nettle" on climate change.
A leading US Republican fears for the future of her grandchildren with Donald Trump as president.
From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.
The work of a number of the UK's leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours.