The dead sperm whale, which washed ashore in Indonesia, had ingested nearly 6kg of plastic waste.
The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.
There is debate around how much Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva, contributed to his discoveries.
America's next robot rover will be sent to a 50km-wide depression that once had water running through it.
Scientists discover how the marsupials are the only known species producing cube-shaped faeces.
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.
The Dynasties crew took a rare decision to intervene when a group of stranded emperor penguins faced death.
Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects - but just how tasty are they?
British industry will build new spacecraft for telecoms operator Eutelsat's flagship TV distribution network.
A scientist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich says resistant seeds could help beat the fatal disease.
Farwiza Farhan on efforts to protect the forests where orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers co-exist.
Scientists are set to change the way the kilogramme is defined.
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.
The 31km-wide bowl under the ice sheet was punched out by an iron meteorite, scientists say.
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
A now-extinct monkey from Jamaica had South American roots, according to new DNA evidence.
Thanks to David Attenborough, TV viewers are about to fall in love with the endangered African wild dog.
Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.
The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 will investigate an ancient water-altered terrain.
Scientists get a decent look at the large new iceberg that's broken away from Pine Island Glacier.
The backers of the proposed satellite launch site are to hold further discussion with those who live in the area.
Environmentalists celebrate as the Keystone XL oil Pipeline from Canada to the US is blocked.
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
Some popular ways Indians try to beat air pollution - but do they really work?
Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?