BBC News - Science & Environment
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Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone.
The government is failing to do enough to protect communities at risk of flooding and needs to do more long-term planning, MPs say.
Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson are the names proposed for the four new chemical elements added to the periodic table in January.
Using DNA from three people to create a baby is safe, according to a major research study, by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre at Newcastle University.
Six months after Tim Peake blasted off to the International Space Station, he is preparing for his return to Earth.
British astronaut Tim Peake has been on the International Space Station for nearly six months, where the climate is unsurprisingly constant.
Researchers discover fossils that suggest the famous Hobbit species shrank on the Indonesian island of Flores within the space of 300,000 years.
A kayaker has filmed a close encounter with a 23ft (7m) basking shark off the south coast of the Isle of Man.
Mammals began to flourish well before the end of the dinosaur age, a new study finds.
Italy's tomatoes and Thailand's potent chillies, although closely associated with these nations, have their historical roots elsewhere, a study reveals.
Footage of Bryde's whales feeding has been caught on camera.
Up to 85% of the corals in the Chagos Marine Reserve of the British Indian Ocean Territory are estimated to have been damaged or killed in the current global bleaching event.
The Lisa Pathfinder mission, which was designed to demonstrate the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space, has been a stunning success, say officials.
Australian scientists have used genetic material to pinpoint the origin of the deep-sea mushroom, an unusual gelatinous creature first dredged up near Tasmania in 1986.
The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.
David Cameron and Boris Johnson clash over the impact of the EU on the UK's fishing industry, during an interview with the BBC's Countryfile programme.
The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought, according to new measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Ancient underwater remains thought to be a "long lost city" are in fact the result of a naturally occurring phenomenon, researchers find.