BBC News - Science & Environment
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A sample of the smallpox virus from a 17th Century victim challenges current thinking.
Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.
The population of the world's tallest land mammal, the giraffe, is shrinking. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.
The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.
Historians unveil a digitally-reconstructed image of the face of Scottish king Robert the Bruce nearly 700 years after his death.
Donald Trump picks an outspoken critic of Obama climate policies to head the environment body.
Red fire ants could wreak more damage than rabbits, cane toads and foxes combined, experts warn.
A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.
Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests.
People in west Siberia have captured footage of what is believed to be a small meteorite.
Scientists in the US have unveiled an athletic robot which takes its inspiration from bush babies.
For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?
Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from avian flu in Europe.
The Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first views from its new orbit around Saturn.
The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.
Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.
Insurance experts warn of a $100bn global "protection gap" due to increased climate change risks.
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.
Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.
Donald Trump's plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.