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BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
22 Oct
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
22 Oct
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
22 Oct
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
21 Oct
Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.
21 Oct
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.
21 Oct
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
22 Oct
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
20 Oct
IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
20 Oct
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
20 Oct
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
21 Oct
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
18 Oct
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
18 Oct
An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
21 Oct
US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.
20 Oct
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
17 Oct
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
21 Oct
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
20 Oct
A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.
17 Oct
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
17 Oct
The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.
15 Oct
Campaigners say the UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless current cutbacks are reversed.
17 Oct
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.
13 Oct
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
14 Oct
A new form of solar cloud is identified by research led by Dundee University into "space weather" emanating from the Sun.
16 Oct
A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.
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