New tests of methane levels in the Gulf of Mexico have surprised scientists by revealing near-normal amounts. The team had expected levels to remain high for years.
It's a long way to go, but it could be worth it: most of the rocks on an odd gas giant 1,200 light years away could be made of diamond, astronomers say.
No, it's not a breakaway movement from Steampunk - it's serious science. A group of materials scientists have developed a new type of fuel cell that they say could soon lead to methane-powered laptops.
An Australian environmental group is calling for hundreds of thousands of camels, pigs and waterbuffalo to be slaughtered - because of their farts.
If there really is life on saturn's moon Titan, it's likely to be smelly and explosive, according to astrobiologist William Bains.
Vast amounts of methane are bubbling up from the East Siberian sea, raising fears of a massive hike in global warming.