BBC News - Science & Environment
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The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
Astronomers discover that Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves.
As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.
Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.
Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander
Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.
Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.
A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce.
Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.
The president of the Royal Society has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.
Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.
On World Mangrove Day, Sri Lanka's prime minister says mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make them vital in the fight to curb climate change.
The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.
The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.