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Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.

Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life

Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Pottery found near Tbilisi shows wine-making was taking place 8,000 years ago, scientists say.

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.

Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog

Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.

Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

Colombia zoo gives trafficked elephant root canal surgery

The procedure took 30 people three hours to complete. Tantor had been rescued from a ranch in Colombia.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?

Press print

The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Green planet

The United Arab Emirates' space research is turning to growing food on Mars.

Ice ceiling

For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

Sewing for Nasa

From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

Carbon case history

Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

Rare spectacle

The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.

Waterworld

Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.

A new era

We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.

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Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

Colombia zoo gives trafficked elephant root canal surgery

The procedure took 30 people three hours to complete. Tantor had been rescued from a ranch in Colombia.

Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots

Singapore and Brazil are working together to bring two blue macaw species back from near-extinction.

Which cities could suffer as ice melts?

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

'Climate change is bad...it affects everything'

People in Vunidogoloa had to move 2km (1.24m) inland, and say climate change is to blame.

Stranded orca refloated in New Zealand

Volunteers and military personnel worked together to help return the killer whale to the ocean.

Into the woods: The Japanese way to beat stress

One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.

Why do people still think the Earth is flat?

This social media community has come together for the first time in North Carolina to discuss their shared belief.

Singing protest at pro-coal UN event

US officials were arguing for the continued use of coal at a UN meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Rocket blasts off for ISS one day late

A small plane entering the airspace had delayed Saturday's launch from Virginia in the US.

Turning Kenya's plastic bottle waste into boats

These men in Kenya have decided to do something about the amount of plastic bottles that clog an island's beaches.

Seahorses found living in River Thames in London

Two species of seahorses are among the unexpected creatures found living in London.

What it's like spending a year in space

Far from home, with great views... the International Space Station is not your typical holiday spot.

Blue Planet II: Eel suffers toxic shock in underwater lake

Re-live the talked-about moment when an eel suffers the consequences of diving into a brine pool for food.

Tackling the toxic danger inside our cars

Pollution in a car can be worse than outside, as it traps nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot-like particles.

Sheep 'trained to recognise celebrities' in Cambridge University study

The animals have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study.

The dog that orbited the Earth

The first living creature to be sent into orbit around the Earth was a Soviet stray dog called Laika. She was a pioneer of the space race.

Blue Planet II: The moment giant sharks attack crew submarine

At a depth of 750 metres, a Blue Planet II submarine was shoved by enormous sharks.

Gibbons rescued from pet trade have baby in the wild

A gibbon is the first of its species born in the wild to parents rescued from the illegal pet trade.

Human-elephant conflict destroying lives in India

Elephants are looking for food in villages in India's forests, with deadly consequences.

'I inject myself with snake venom'

Steve Ludwin has been injecting himself with venom for more than 30 years.

The giant mass of plastic waste taking over the Caribbean

The giant build-up of plastic bottles, cutlery and polystyrene plates was captured by underwater photographer Caroline Power.

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