BBC: SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.
Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.
The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.
It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.
They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and PTSD.
Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.
Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.
An Earth-sized "virtual telescope" is ready to take the first ever picture of a black hole - the monster mysterious object at the centre of our galaxy.
The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.
The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.
The researchers recording ants' brain activity as they run.
The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.
The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.
Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.
Scientists think they have found the explanation behind sounds generated by bees
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.
He's only 19cm (7.4 in) tall and has been named Thanos.
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus by a forensic artist to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.
Hans Rosling, who has died in Sweden aged 68, tells 200 years of world history in four minutes.
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.
Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist's surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.
As the new president settles in, much of the world reaffirms its commitment to the Paris agreement.
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.