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Last updated on  February 21st, 2018
Government loses clean air court case: Click here
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.
Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D: Click here
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
Origins of land plants pushed back in time: Click here
Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty: Click here
New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.
Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law': Click here
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.
France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears: Click here
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.
Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated': Click here
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.
New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings: Click here
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.
'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years: Click here
Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.
Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows: Click here
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.
Probe provides rapid lung investigation: Click here
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.
Quantum computers 'one step closer': Click here
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.
Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years: Click here
A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.
Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life': Click here
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.
UK air pollutants continue decline: Click here
Nitrogen pollutants from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to official statistics.
Genes remain active after death: Click here
Cells continue to function even after an individual dies, a discovery that could be developed into a forensic tool.
AI does grunt work on China's pig farms: Click here
Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.
New antibiotic family discovered in dirt: Click here
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.
Amazon fish challenges mutation idea: Click here
Study of an Amazon fish has challenged ideas about how DNA gathers deadly mutations over time.
BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II: Click here
The move comes after the 'shocking' scale of plastic waste featured on the Blue Planet II series.
Trump budget cuts US cash for International Space Station: Click here
Mr Trump's proposed budget includes funds to transition the space station from public to private.
'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past: Click here
The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.
Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday: Click here
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.
Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino: Click here
Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival: Click here
More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.
Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections: Click here
The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus: Click here
Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.
Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm: Click here
Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.
Nigeria's soil-free salad farm: Click here
The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.
Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig: Click here
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.
UK team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition: Click here
Scientists investigate undersea life exposed by the iceberg that broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula.
Burn or bury: Click here
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.
Great White demystified: Click here
Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.
What lies beneath: Click here
Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition
Rocket man: Click here
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.
Getting a grip: Click here
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.
Power switch: Click here
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.
Potato plastics: Click here
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.
Mayan surprise: Click here
Latest technology reveals a network of more than 60,000 structures under Guatemala's jungle.
Mind control: Click here
Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.
Dying in agony: Click here
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.
Robo news: Click here
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?
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