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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
28 Mar
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
28 Mar
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
27 Mar
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
27 Mar
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
27 Mar
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.
27 Mar
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.
26 Mar
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
26 Mar
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
26 Mar
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.
25 Mar
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.
26 Mar
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.
26 Mar
A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
25 Mar
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.
25 Mar
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.
25 Mar
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
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.
27 Mar
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
26 Mar
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.
24 Mar
David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.
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