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Updated 2018-02-25 09:32
Wearable tech aids stroke patients
US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.
Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove
The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.
World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.
Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness
Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.
Wot, no signal?
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.
Neanderthals were capable of making art
Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.
'Fishing continued' after East China sea oil spill
Satellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill
Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'
A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.
SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders
The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean
A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.
Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers
Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.
Government loses clean air court case
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.
Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino
Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
Burn or bury
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.
Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.
Origins of land plants pushed back in time
Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.
France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.
DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty
New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.
New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.
Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.
The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival
More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.
Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.
'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years
Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.
Probe provides rapid lung investigation
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.
Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus
Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.
Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections
The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
UK air pollutants continue decline
Nitrogen pollutants from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to official statistics.
What lies beneath
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition
Great White demystified
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.
Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years
A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.
Quantum computers 'one step closer'
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.
AI does grunt work on China's pig farms
Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.
Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.
BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II
The move comes after the 'shocking' scale of plastic waste featured on the Blue Planet II series.
Genes remain active after death
Cells continue to function even after an individual dies, a discovery that could be developed into a forensic tool.
Amazon fish challenges mutation idea
Study of an Amazon fish has challenged ideas about how DNA gathers deadly mutations over time.
New antibiotic family discovered in dirt
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.
Trump budget cuts US cash for International Space Station
Mr Trump's proposed budget includes funds to transition the space station from public to private.
Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm
Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.
New crayfish that doesn't need males to mate becomes all-powerful
The self-cloning species, which can be bought in North America, is banned in Europe and two US states.
UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition
Scientists investigate undersea life exposed by the iceberg that broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula.
'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past
The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.
Nigeria's soil-free salad farm
The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.
The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars
Researchers have created a simulation of the red planet with the hope humans will one day live there.
Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo
Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been given a dating profile as part of the search.
Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.
Getting a grip
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.
Power switch
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.
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