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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
4 May
Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.
5 May
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.
2 May
About 60% of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction, according to research by an international team.
2 May
Why is it that two apparently similar earthquakes can have such different outcomes in terms of the number of people killed and the damage that results?
1 May
Scientists have made progress towards correcting the errors that are expected to arise in quantum computing.
1 May
The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.
1 May
One in six species on the planet could face extinction due to the effects of climate change if nothing is done to reduce emissions, according to analysis.
1 May
After a decade in space and four years in orbit, Nasa's Messenger spacecraft reaches the end of its mission and crashes into the surface of Mercury.
1 May
Areas of airspace where human use is restricted could help to protect billions of animals, scientists say.
1 May
US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.
1 May
England is set for more record-breaking warm years like 2014, say scientists.
1 May
Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.
30 Apr
Wild beavers living in the Tay and Earn have adapted well to living in Scotland, studies by Scottish Natural Heritage suggest.
27 Apr
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
1 May
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the third time in eight days, sending a large plume of dark grey smoke and ash into the air.
19 Mar
Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.
18 Mar
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.
18 Mar
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
19 Mar
The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.
18 Mar
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
18 Mar
Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.
19 Mar
Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.
4 May
David Shukman reports from a research vessel deliberately wedged into the arctic ice pack.
3 May
Detectives from the West Midlands are using 3D technology to provide juries with microscopic evidence, previously beyond the reach of forensic testing.
1 May
Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin has been looking at how the parties say they plan to tackle environmental issues in the countryside.
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