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Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch
Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.
Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.
Mercury: Learning from the strangest planet
The first European mission to explore Mercury will begin Saturday: What could it teach us?
Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.
New Forest brothers show off UK's biggest ever pumpkin
Twin brothers have been showing off the biggest pumpkin ever to have been grown indoors in the UK.
Can a cooker help save the rainforest?
The solar-powered cooker that uses an alternative to charcoal.
Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world
Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.
A long walk: New insight into history of dogs and humans
A study of ancient dog DNA shows man's best friend has been at our side for at least 9,000 years.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins
Two snub-nosed monkeys sitting on a stone is the top shot at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
US senator Elizabeth Warren faces backlash after indigenous DNA claim
President Donald Trump goes on the attack after the Cherokee nation dismisses Elizabeth Warren's claim.
Herefordshire firm launches biodegradable crisp packet
The manufacturer says the bags once disposed have a six-month lifespan.
Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought
Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, 79 AD - or at least, that's what historians thought until now.
The 'ugly duckling' fossil from the deep
Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.
Unique insight
The physical effects of being in space offer a unique insight into how our bodies work on Earth.
Crisp climate
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?
Would you eat slaughter-free meat?
There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.
Chicken nuggets grown in a lab
Can chicken nuggets grown in a lab actually taste like... well... chicken? The BBC's James Cook put JUST's chicken to the test.
Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock
The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph runs into a financial roadblock, with the company behind the venture going into administration.
Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site
It is first time fracking has occurred in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.
Buckethead the bear cub's head freed from jar after three days
Rangers in Maryland help "Buckethead", three days after it is spotted with a plastic jar on its head.
Trump: Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'
The US president says he accepts the climate is changing but does not want to "lose millions of jobs".
Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock
The UK-led supersonic car project goes into administration. There are just weeks to save the venture.
New Zealand votes tipsy pigeon bird of the year
A love for fermented fruit means the kereru can get tipsy at times, falling out of trees.
UK steps towards zero-carbon economy
Ministers are responding to scientists' climate challenge. But are they doing enough so far?
Is meat's climate impact too hot for politicians?
Climate scientists say we must eat less meat but the UK government will not sell that message.
Story of unsung gardener revealed after appeal on BBC
Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898.
Puffin patrol: The children saving Iceland's pufflings
Puffin populations are struggling, but some young volunteers are coming to their rescue.
Fracking to start in Lancashire as legal challenge fails
Fracking for shale gas can go ahead for first time in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.
South Africa's ancient lost city of Kweneng rediscovered by lasers
Descendants of the 15th Century residents are now fighting to have it recognised as their homeland.
Norfolk man who illegally hoarded 5,000 rare eggs faces jail
When he was searched by police, Daniel Lingham said: "I've been a silly man, haven't I?"
Meet Europe's new koala clan
Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.
Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank
Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.
Six climate questions for 'Green GB'
Cars, planes, heating, fracking and food will come under scrutiny as the UK bids to keep climate change to 1.5C.
Hawking's final science study released
Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper has been released, and deals with one of the central topics in the physicist's 56-year-long career.
Same-sex mice have babies
Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex?
Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin landed safely, say space officials.
Soyuz crew back to Earth after malfunction
A capsule carrying two crew members on a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned has landed safely.
BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling
A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation.
Children on the frontline of climate change
The frightening impact of global warming is seen in drawings by schoolchildren in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world
Eating more plant-based foods, ending waste and improving farming are vital for the future, say scientists
Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation
Police in Kathmandu rescue two trafficked chimps after the BBC revealed the smugglers' methods.
German satellites sense Earth's lumps and bumps
The German space agency releases a spectacular 3D map of the Earth's land surfaces.
Follow the money
Targeting profits linked to the illegal wildlife trade could help protect threatened species
Whale calf rescued from shark net near Australian coast
It look two hours to free the new-born humpback whale, off Australia's Gold Coast.
Seafloor mapping XPRIZE final will be in the Mediterranean, off Greek coast
Robots with novel seafloor mapping capabilities will demonstrate their skill in a Greek showdown.
Australia defies climate warning to back coal
The Australian government has backed coal-fired power despite the recommendations of a major report on climate change.
Climate change: How 1.5 degrees could change the world
Why it's vital we take steps to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees
Climate change: What would you be prepared to do?
Here's five things we can do to help prevent global temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees C.
One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk
The test could help explain why people with apparently no risk factors can still have a heart attack.
Economists win Nobel for work on climate and growth
William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win prize for research on how climate and technology affect the economy.