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The highest-ever wave recorded by a buoy is detected in the North Atlantic, say experts.
Scientists have discovered a new deep source of ancient water that is at least two billion years old.
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green has been visiting India to share insights about the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania.
Scientists have had a remarkable close-up encounter with a gigantic underwater avalanche off the coast of California.
Scientists have used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal the dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.
The detection of ripples in space-time and the famous Schrödinger's Cat paradox feature in a list of 2016's physics breakthroughs.
Scientists say they have a clue that may enable them to find traces of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact.
A star was 'swallowed' after it passed too close to a black hole, say Queen's University astronomers.
The size of the world's largest wild reindeer herd has fallen by 40% since 2000, scientists warn.
British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.
Watch David Attenborough's epic sign off as the acclaimed Planet Earth II came to its conclusion on Sunday night on BBC One.
Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future success in life, according to researchers.
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record that tracks the thinning of the region's huge glaciers.
Scientists say they are concerned at the rapid rate at which methane is gathering in the atmosphere.
Squid may end up on the British plate in place of old favourites such as cod as UK waters warm up.
The BBC meets three Indian female scientists who prove that rocket science is not a male preserve.
Stunning photographs of starry nights over South East Asia
With concern about the decline of bees in the UK, the University of London has created an oasis for the insects on a rooftop.
A look back at the things we learned from David Attenborough's latest BBC One series Planet Earth II.