BBC News - Science & Environment
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Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.
Small satellites, meant to detect wind speed in stormy weather, blast off over Cape Canaveral on an air-launched rocket.
Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.
Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.
The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.
Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.
Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.
Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.
British researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.
The highest-ever wave recorded by a buoy is detected in the North Atlantic, say experts.
Scientists have discovered a new deep source of ancient water that is at least two billion years old.
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green has been visiting India to share insights about the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania.
Scientists have had a remarkable close-up encounter with a gigantic underwater avalanche off the coast of California.
Scientists have used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal the dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.
The detection of ripples in space-time and the famous Schrödinger's Cat paradox feature in a list of 2016's physics breakthroughs.
Scientists say they have a clue that may enable them to find traces of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact.
A star was 'swallowed' after it passed too close to a black hole, say Queen's University astronomers.