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April 24th
A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.
April 24th
'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.
April 24th
The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.
April 24th
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.
April 23rd
An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.
April 23rd
Roadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.
April 23rd
Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.
April 23rd
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.
April 22nd
Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".
April 22nd
Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.
April 22nd
Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.
April 22nd
The Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.
April 21st
The Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.
April 20th
The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.
April 20th
Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.
April 20th
What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.
April 20th
Russia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.
April 20th
Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.
April 20th
Boris Behncke lives near Mount Etna and monitors the volcano.
April 20th
The footprint made by a reptile that lived almost 250 million years ago has been found in the Pyrenees.
April 20th
Scientists call for "amphibian arks" to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly infection.
April 19th
European satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.
April 19th
A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth.
April 19th
Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.
April 18th
A study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.
April 18th
A new resident off the coast of a Canadian town has turned it into a cool tourist spot.
April 18th
When a team of scientists went to the Yukon to study the Slims River, all they found was a "skinny lake".
April 18th
Scientists find live specimens of the giant shipworm, described as "rare and enigmatic".
April 18th
Some of them may know where to find food but not how to access it while others know how to get at it but not where it is hidden.
April 18th
The BBC's Sir David Attenborough will show people "natural treasures" within the new Google Earth.
April 18th
Good management of spacecraft mega-constellations can avoid polluting the orbital environment.
April 17th
Poaching, illegal logging and fishing are threatening some of the world's most iconic natural heritage sites.
April 16th
Environmentalists urge the UK not to water down laws on climate change and wildlife after Brexit.
April 13th
Enceladus has the conditions, including a key energy source, to enable microbes to exist, Nasa says.
April 12th
A new fossil suggests an early relative of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators.
April 11th
The authors say the research can be applied to other structures, such as DNA.
April 11th
A team of prog-loving scientists made a pact to honour their favourite band, Pink Floyd.
April 10th
It's not a household name, but an ancient amphibian found in the Scottish borders fills a crucial period in the evolutionary record.
April 8th
See the animals born since the world's been watching for April the giraffe to give birth
April 7th
Millions of pieces of human-made trash are orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, but all pose a risk.
April 6th
Could edible caterpillars help fight malnutrition and food security problems in West Africa?
March 30th
China begins closing down its legal ivory trade, but will consumer attitudes to prized artwork change?
March 26th
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.
March 26th
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
March 24th
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?