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Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers send pictures from asteroid

Pictures have emerged from the surface of an asteroid after Japan landed two robotic rovers on it.

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.

Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.

Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.

Why do we hate wasps and love bees?

Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk'

A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.

Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.

Prickly cactus species 'under threat'

The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers.

ICESat: Space will get unprecedented view of Earth's ice

The US space agency launches a laser into orbit to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii

A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii.

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea

After spending decades exploring the deep sea, Phil Nuytten plans to build a colony there.

The satellite that can clean up space rubbish from Earth's orbit

It's part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth's orbit.

Ig Nobel win for kidney stone removing roller-coaster

It's a scream: Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones.

'World's oldest brewery' found in Israel

Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

How wheat gene map could help 'feed world'

Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.

'They dammed everything'

Hundreds of hydropower projects threaten to harm Bosnia's rivers, protesters say.

Life of a shark scientist

Marine biologist Melissa Marquez shares a dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and tips for swimming with sharks.

'Farming the desert'

The nation is united behind drought-hit farmers, but some query the merits of "special treatment".

Ice and fire

Yes, Antarctica has (and needs) a fire department. Megan Branson spent three seasons there as a fire-fighter/paramedic.

Unlikely survival

A reef near a polluted port raises hopes for the conservation of other endangered coral.

Martian timesheet

Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.

Floating farm

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

It'll be toasty

When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures

The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.

Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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