BBC News - Science & Environment
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US astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope here on Earth.
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, researchers say.
Nepal's army begins work to drain rising waters in a lake near Everest, one the highest projects of its kind.
A monk is detained for attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple accused of animal trafficking, Thai authorities say.
Following a four-month wait, the clutch of eggs belonging to a curious Slovenian cave salamander has started to hatch.
A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.
MPs warn that continued soil degradation risks putting some of the UK’s most productive agricultural land beyond profitable use within a generation.
The scientific mystery behind one of British science's most famous insects has finally been solved.
The spectacular, flat landscape that dominates the left side of Pluto's icy "heart" can now be explained, say scientists.
Scientists unravel details of the famous mutation that turned moths black during the industrial revolution.
MSPs vote in favour of a Labour amendment calling for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland as SNP members abstain.
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
Forty dead tiger cubs are found in a freezer at a famous Thai Buddhist temple that is being closed amid accusations of trafficking and abuse.
Roman tablets discovered during excavations in London include the oldest hand-written document ever found in Britain, archaeologists say.
Aurora Borealis watchers switch from using detection equipment in England to kit in Scotland after missing spectacular displays in March.
While Tim Peake has been in space he has handed out Brit Awards, run the London Marathon, and even done a spacewalk.
The world added far more renewable energy sources than fossil fuels in 2015, with developing countries overtaking richer nations on green spending.
As Switzerland opens the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes assesses the huge challenge that engineers faced.
Water found deep in the Moon was delivered when icy asteroids splashed into magma oceans 4.3 billion years ago, a study suggests.
Scientists in California are testing a spongy material made with the key ingredient of baking soda as means of capturing carbon emissions.