The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Working out the final path of flight MH370
A rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station has to delay docking for almost two days because of a technical hitch.
Scientists use powerful x-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside a flying insect.
The first trial of its kind in the UK to use contraception on hill ponies is at risk of failing, a charity says.
Bacterial biofilms with "smart" properties could be the basis of greener manufacturing, scientists say.
The teen who reminds us we're not the only species on Earth
A Soyuz spacecraft has been launched in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.
A zoo in Denmark that provoked outrage after putting down a healthy giraffe, has killed a family of four lions to make way for a new young male lion.
The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman takes a look at how rain in the air is calculated through a radar system.
Can a big climate report blossom in Japan?
UK's fickle forecasts to remain
Manufacturing giant Siemens and the UK's Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories, creating 1,000 jobs.
Why black boxes can't always provide the answers
The UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore oil and gas sites before any expansion of shale gas "fracking", scientists have warned.
Two halves of a fossil bone found more 160 years apart finally allow scientists to scale one of the biggest sea turtles that ever lived.
Plans to expand shale gas fracking in the UK must learn from leaks and poor monitoring at existing onshore wells, scientists say.
Senior researchers and government officials gather in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming.
Scientists assess the ecological consequences of a megafauna-depleted world and what, if anything, should be done about the loss of Earth's biggest animals.
Deep sea mining could provide the UK economy with a "great deal" of mineral resources and wealth, a marine biologist claims.
Wildflowers are to be planted in Monmouthshire to increase pollination and help reduce the decline of bees.