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'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics
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A discrepancy in measurements of the Universe's expansion rate has now become "pretty serious". www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...
El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice
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Scientists show how the floating fronts of Antarctic glaciers respond to events in the tropical Pacific. www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...
Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived
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On 5 January 1993 an oil tanker ran aground off Shetland spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotl...
Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China
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Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-as...
How flowering plants conquered the world
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Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe. www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...
Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal
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They weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than humans. www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...
US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan
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Governor Rick Scott successfully fights off President Trump's plans, with more opposition expected. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us...
Whale people
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A glimpse into the life the Inupiat, an indigenous community in Alaska. www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictu...
UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'
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UK does not have capacity to deal with extra plastic waste after a Chinese import ban, says industry group. www.bbc.co.uk/news/business...
Alaskan infant's DNA tells story of 'first Americans'
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The 11,500-year-old bones of a child unearthed in Alaska shed light on the peopling of the Americas. www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...