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Busy year for storms

Image copyright NASA/NOAA The past year has been a busy one for hurricanes. There were 17 named storms in 2017, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes (category 3 or...

The best science long reads of 2017 (part two)

From investigating the songbird trade in South-East Asia to hanging out with a man who keeps some very poisonous company, here’s a second festive selection of the...

British astronaut Helen Sharman recognised in New Year’s honours

Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, has been recognised in the New Year’s honours. She joins the Order of St Michael and St George.

Space science work recognised in New Year Honours

Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH Image caption Artwork: Cassini ran the narrow gap between the top of Saturn’s atmosphere and the rings A leading member of the...

The best science long reads of 2017 (part one)

From wildlife trafficking in West Africa to visualising the internet of the future, here’s a festive selection of the best science and environment long reads...

Plastic planet

Image copyright Getty Images Marine life is facing “irreparable damage” from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year,...

World first for dog’s broken leg

Researchers in Scotland have saved the leg of a dog using a new technique to grow bones in the laboratory. Eva the dog would have had her entire leg amputated were it...

Gardens under threat from ‘game changing’ plant disease

Image copyright EPPO Image caption The pest has infected thousands of hectares of olive plantations in Italy A pest that can infect plants from lavender to cherry trees...

‘Face of climate change’?

Image copyright Caters News Image caption Campaigners filmed the starving bear searching for food It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on...

Failed satellite programmed with ‘wrong co-ordinates’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rocket carrying the satellite and other equipment launched from Vostochny cosmodrome The loss of a multi-million pound...