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Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'
Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.
Australian town driven batty by flying foxes
Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.
Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science
Collecting in the clouds: Remembering the British plant-hunters who diced with death to discover plants
Plastic planet
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?
The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72
Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species
Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened
Narwhals show a "costly" response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.
US firm picks UK for weather satellites
Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.
Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil
The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.
Farthest monster black hole found
Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.
A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton
It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.
Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.
Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.
UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic
The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.
UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste
Nations will resolve to end plastic pollution in our seas, but their agreement has no timetable.
Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'
300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point C is due to be dumped in the sea off Cardiff Bay.
Pizza night aboard the International Space Station
Crew members aboard the International Space Station are treated to a special meal.
Australia's frog count: App calls on citizen scientists
Scientists hope the public will help them record the sounds of the amphibians via an app.
IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened
Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are threatened with extinction.
How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate
Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.
Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN
Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from the ever-increasing tide of plastic waste, the UN's head of oceans has warned.
The 'supermoon' celestial wonder seen across the UK
Skywatchers have enjoyed spectacular views of the Moon appearing larger and brighter in the sky.
What is a 'supermoon'?
Tom Kerrs from the Royal Observatory explains the phenomenon that causes the moon to look larger and brighter.
Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device
Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.
Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages
On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a "necessary defence" against bird flu.
The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs
In the middle of the 18th century, a large flightless bird became extinct on an Indian Ocean island.
Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes
Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.
New Sentinel satellite tracks dirty air
A UK-Dutch-built Earth observing spacecraft shows its promise with some stunning images of pollution.
'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution
A plan to drastically cut plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed at a UN summit.
Unesco adds Sir Isaac Newton's papers to world register
Sir Isaac Newton's papers and personal accounts are added to a Unesco register of globally important documents.
Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs
A collection of 200 eggs gives new insights into the development of the extinct flying reptiles.
Nasa footage shows lightning from ISS
Nasa releases footage captured over China, Korea and Japan of "lightning, city lights and fishing boats".
Huge weather rescue project under way
After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.
'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins
A bacterium made with "unnatural" DNA assembles proteins - a key characteristic of a functioning organism.
Caesar's invasion site 'found': Is this where the Romans landed?
Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.
Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed
Prehistoric women's manual work was tougher than rowing in today's elite boat crews, say scientists.
Polecats sightings reported in Essex
A wildlife trust has asked people to get in touch if they spot the creatures.
Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk
Hunting animals with the biggest horns, tusks or manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.
Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'
Archaeologists say evidence indicates Caesar's invasion in 54BC began in Kent.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell doesn't mind Nobel overlook
The astrophysicist says at the time students weren't awarded Nobel Prizes.
Food waste: Clearer label plan in bid to cut
Confusion over food labels is prompting people to throw away usable produce, waste agency claims.
Breakthrough in coral restoration, say researchers
Coral is growing on the Great Barrier Reef after first being grown in tanks, say researchers.
Footage of Earth from the International Space Station
Astronaut Randy Bresnik shares footage of a maintenance mission outside the International Space Station.
Three beavers released into the wild
The latest trio has been introduced to Knapdale Forest in Argyll, Scotland.
River departed 'before Indus civilisation emergence'
One of the world's earliest urban civilisations thrived in the absence of a big Himalayan river, a new study finds.
How to solve the problem of space junk
A British spacecraft is trying to clean up what we send up but never bring down.
RemoveDebris: Space junk mission prepares for launch
A spacecraft that will test the best methods to clean up space debris is nearing completion.
Russia loses contact with new weather satellite
The Meteor satellite was found not to be on its planned orbit, hours after launch from a new base.
Bird pulled from brink of extinction facing poisoning threat
The red kite is still at risk from poisoning despite the success of conservation schemes, say scientists.
How bats keep an ear on their prey
A structure that allows sound information to be processed extremely fast has been identified in bats' brains.
EU settles dispute over major weedkiller glyphosate
The EU will renew glyphosate's licence for five years, despite some health concerns.