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Sea smoke phenomenon on Lake Superior, Minnesota

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 08:18
Footage captures the Christmas Day scene over Lake Superior, US.

'Job done'

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 16:58
World land-speed record-holder Andy Green reflects on the past 12 months' achievements in developing the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Eight amazing science stories of 2017

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 16:25
BBC News looks back on eight of the biggest science and environment stories of 2017.

Meet the free range reindeer that tour the UK

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 16:19
Free-ranging reindeer are spending time touring the UK to help children learn about them.

Bruce McCandless, who made first untethered space flight, dies at 80

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 09:05
In February 1984, Bruce McCandless pushed off from the Space Shuttle and drifted alone into space.

Bruce McCandless's pioneering spacewalk 'quite comfortable'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 07:50
The first person to fly untethered in space, Nasa astronaut Bruce McCandless, has died.

Mysterious lights over LA baffle onlookers

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 03:47
The phenomenon was visible from parts of California and Arizona - the culprit: A SpaceX rocket.

Hidden camera captures rare pig thought extinct

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 01:57
Scientists have filmed one of the world's rarest, and 'ugliest', pigs in a forest in Indonesia.

'World's ugliest pig' caught on camera

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 16:24
Conservationists capture the first footage in the wild of the endangered Javan warty pig

Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 04:53
It is designed to protect the animals, which have a special role in Christmas tradition, from predators.

Higher temperatures linked to EU asylum figures

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 04:33
Asylum seekers to the EU could almost double because of rising temperatures in farming areas around the world.

'Milestone' reached in fighting deadly wheat disease

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 02:18
Scientists say they have made a step forward in the fight against a wheat disease that threatens food security.

Curbs on plastic bottle and packaging waste sought by MPs

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:04
MPs want deposits on plastic bottles and a higher levy on packaging to protect the seas from pollution.

Why this pig could make you go vegan

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 23:27
This Christmas, Hope the pig will be the star of the first vegan advert to be screened across UK cinemas.

Australian WW1-era submarine found after 13th search mission

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 22:05
The discovery of the first Allied submarine lost in World War One solves Australia's oldest naval mystery.

Fungal disease poses global threat to snakes

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 17:48
Snake populations worldwide may already be infected with a potentially deadly disease, say scientists.

Chocolate poisoning risk to dogs at Christmas

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 17:23
Chocolate poisoning is a risk to the family dog over the festive season, vets are warning.

Sea turtle found tangled in floating cocaine bales

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:02
The US Coast Guard tries to save the animal tangled in line connecting bales of cocaine in the Pacific.

Using science to wrap oddly-shaped gifts

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 05:39
Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry offer a scientist's guide

Vandals damage ancient dinosaur footprint in Australia

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 02:16
Vandals 'took a hammer or rock' to a 115 million year old fossil, breaking off sections of its toes.