The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The world's most dedicated conservationists have been recognised at the annual Whitley Fund for Nature awards.
Scientists in the US have created a robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the ubiquitous insects.
Salvaging a rare WWII Dornier plane from the seabed
Is greening Africa's Sahel region an answer to quelling terrorism?
Pupils at many state-funded schools in England miss out on practical science experiments because of a lack of basic equipment, a report suggests.
Scientists design a flying robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the insect that inspired its design.
Stock exchanges around the world are finding new technologies to help make trades a few crucial milliseconds faster.
Bees on knees as bed bugs boom
Timelapse footage released by the space agency Nasa shows a solar eruption taking place around the edge of the sun.
The EU needs a huge investment in infrastructure if it is to deliver green, cheap and secure energy, UK peers claim.
Researchers say that newly discovered bones suggest the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism.
A digital camera that functions like an insect's compound eye - making use of 180 tiny lenses - is developed by US scientists.
US scientists have developed RFID-enabled paper that could be used to create banknotes that are easy to authenticate.
Satellite images reveal that 2,275 homes were destroyed during a military raid to hunt down militant Islamists in the northern Nigerian town of Baga last month, a rights group says.
The sticky challenge of bonding supercar parts together
IBM scientists use a few dozen atoms as stars in their film A Boy and his Atom, which has garnered the title of world's smallest movie.
A material called boron nitride - originally touted as useful for next-generation electronics - turns out to be a high-performance pollutant "sponge".
The Tree council launch their annual woodland festival
Scientists find lab-dwelling fruit fly maggots will eat one another - a discovery that could shed light on the biology of cannibalism.
Women may be more vulnerable to smoking-related diseases than men, a study of 600,000 medical records suggests.