BBC News - Science & Environment
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British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa says.
Could wave energy ever power the world?
A UK designer launches the "30-year Christmas sweatshirt" to question the ethics of the "fast fashion" industry.
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve.
A British team is in the final stages of designing its car for next year's World Solar Challenge in the Australian desert.
Some dinosaurs shed their teeth as they grew up, according to fossil evidence.
For the first time scientists have been able to track the high-flying insects that migrate across the skies of Southern England every year.
Two baby orangutans have been rescued from the back of a taxi in Thailand.
Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary.
From the first direct evidence for black holes, to a rocky planet circling a neighbouring star, 2016 was packed with amazing science stories.
Japan scraps a 22-year-old experimental nuclear reactor that has cost $9bn but barely ever worked.
A hand-reared baby gorilla which was born 10 months ago has moved in with a surrogate mother.
Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore drilling in the "vast majority" of northern US waters.
Direct recordings have revealed what happens in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy environment, scientists say.
Uncertainty over the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU is having a "corrosive" effect on science.
Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".
Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter.
A deep sea octopod, dubbed Casper after the film ghost, may be at risk from mining, scientists say.
Scientists say Earth's outer core contains a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.
Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.