BBC News - Science & Environment
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A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago, much earlier than has previously been suggested, has run into controversy.
Government rapped again for failure to tighten flood-prevention rules on new homes
New recordings show newborn humpback whales and mothers "whisper" to each other, to avoid predators.
The deepest and oldest waters on Earth are not immune from contamination, warn scientists.
The probe should have completed its first plunge in between the planet's rings and cloudtops.
Scientists have calculated the optimal strategy for throwing something accurately, even a ball of paper.
Homo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.
Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.
The largest family tree of dog ever assembled shows how dogs evolved into more than 150 modern breeds.
Scientists publish a new atlas of the poles, detailing the sometimes strange shapes on the ocean floor.
Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.
Fossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.
A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.
Academic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.
Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.
A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.
'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.
The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.
An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.