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Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.

Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life

Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Pottery found near Tbilisi shows wine-making was taking place 8,000 years ago, scientists say.

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.

Gove plans post-Brexit green watchdog

Minister Michael Gove insists environmental standards won't be sacrificed.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?

Press print

The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Green planet

The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.

Ice ceiling

For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.

Sewing for Nasa

From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

Carbon case history

Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

Rare spectacle

The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.


Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.

A new era

We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.

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