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Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50409541

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50408719

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50403272

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor A state of disaster is declared as the Italian city is hit with a high tide of more than 1.87m. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50401308

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49690173

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling? A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50335737

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49759626

England floods: What is making them worse? Why has the huge amount of rainfall that hit South Yorkshire had such a large impact on people and property? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50393617

Greta Thunberg to sail to Spain climate summit with YouTubers The 16-year-old climate activist will sail from the US to Madrid for the COP25 summit. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-50403488

Could digging up the ocean floor help save the planet? The seabed is rich in metals, but what damage could mining it cause? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49773851

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50375482

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door? The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50390334

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50387126

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50377256

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence? The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50255191

Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50380431

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50381328

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50377436

Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll The rare hoiho becomes the first penguin to take the title, after two weeks of "memes and trash-talk". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50374092

Bloodhound diary: Racing at over 500mph Land speed record holder Andy Green finally gets to drive the Bloodhound car across the Kalahari. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50374942

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