BBC News - Science & Environment
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Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.
British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.
The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets post-Brexit, a Lords report warns.
Mexican authorities try to save the world's smallest porpoise by seizing illegal fishing nets.
A global map of areas without roads shows large tracts of wilderness remain unprotected.
Why scientists are weighing the rainforests with lasers.
European scientists have flown instruments back and forth across the South Pole to map its hidden depths.
The Atacama Desert - the driest desert on Earth - may once have had lakes and wetlands, scientists report.
Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.
Small satellites, meant to detect wind speed in stormy weather, blast off over Cape Canaveral on an air-launched rocket.
Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.
Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.
The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.
Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.
Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.
Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.
British researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.