BBC News - Science & Environment
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The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.
The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.
Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.
New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.
April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.