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Updated 2017-08-19 01:32
Total solar eclipse: Meet Sharon and Billy Hahs
Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.
The algae that terraformed Earth
A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey
Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.
A licence to kill bear cubs?
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?
Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.
Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.
Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors
Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.
Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light
Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray
'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved
A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.
Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland
The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.
Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts
Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?
Brass band on train demonstrates Doppler effect
How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?
'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum
Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.
Majestic archipelago
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.
Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.
Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled
A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.
Bats set up home inside dinosaur at Devon theme park
The lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.
Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere
Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.
Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden
One of the just 100 white moose in Sweden has been filmed in the Varmland region.
'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK
A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.
Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.
Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.
Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims
Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.
GM pigs take step to being organ donors
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.
Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.
US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record
Long-term global warming and a strong El NiƱo effect combined to set a new record for the planet.
Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.
Al Gore on the Paris agreement, Trump and climate change
The former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."
Cannibals engraved bones of the dead
The prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.
Seals given iron oxide orange 'makeover' in Essex coastal mud
The animals were filmed by the Essex Wildlife Trust which says the rust is harmless to them.
First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, are discovered in China.
Exposure to oil sends birds off course
Even light exposure to oil from disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill makes flying more difficult for birds.
Electrofishing: Saviour of the sea or fracking of the oceans?
A controversial new fishing technique is being tested in the Netherlands using electric pulses.
Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe
One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.
James Webb: Telescope's giant origami shield takes shape
The size of a tennis court, it will shield the vision of the biggest space telescope ever built.
A year in ozone over the South Pole
A video tracks the behaviour of the protective atmospheric layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.
'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat
New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.
Penguin feathers record migration route
Scientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.
Foxes spotted in a Foxes fan's garden
The eight foxes have started "training" in the back garden of a family in Leicester.
Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39
Chantek could also clean his room, make and use tools and learn the route to a restaurant.
'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord
There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.
RSPB hails natterjack toad 'baby boom' at Lodge reserve
Thousands of the "rare" tadpoles have been spotted at a reserve despite adverse breeding conditions.
New grass snake identified in the UK
There are now four species of wild snake native to the UK, not three as scientists first thought.
Emojis help software spot emotion and sarcasm
The algorithm learned to recognise sarcasm, allowing it to spot hate speech faster than humans.
Rare pine marten captured on camera in North Yorkshire
The first record of a pine marten living in Yorkshire for about 35 years
Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets
A rash of new incinerators could make it impossible for the UK to meet future recycling targets.
Developing sensors to help Japan's farmers
Lisa Kikuchi of SenSprout tells the BBC how she is developing soil moisture sensors to help Japan's farmers.
Ziplines not pipelines: A family's treetop pipeline protest
It's ziplines versus a Sunoco pipeline in one Pennsylvania family's backyard.
Energy review examining household and environmental costs
How can the UK can keep household bills down while also meeting environmental targets?
Blue Whale: World's largest heart on display in rare exhibition
The whale heart at Royal Ontario Museum Canada is a rare find, as blue whale carcasses usually sink.