BBC News - Science & Environment
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Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK's first launch site.
A project is underway to record the underwater behaviour of Britain's grey seals.
Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.
Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.
Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment suggests.
The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth.
Flooding across parts of the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, experts say.
A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.
European research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphatically reaffirm their commitment to putting a robot rover on Mars in 2021.
The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, is evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.
Europe's research ministers negotiate over funding for the space station and a rover that would land on Mars to search for life.
The Russian space agency confirms the loss of an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.
Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts.
Europe’s research ministers are meeting to decide whether to try to land a robot rover on Mars.
A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon.
The President of the UK's Royal Society warns that onerous restrictions on immigration of scientists would spell "disaster" for the UK economy