The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Guenon monkeys' colourful and varied faces have evolved as a way to avoid crossbreeding, new research shows.
Making solar cells with a salt used in tofu manufacturing could make generating energy from the Sun much cheaper, say scientists.
Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the pristine waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
Analysis of a 50,000-year-old scrap of human faeces adds weight to the view that Neanderthals ate plants as well as meat.
Police forces use latest scanning tech to record crime scenes
Late drug lord's hippo herd stages local land grab
Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumours in mice by boosting the immune system.
A South Korean research institute has developed a goosebump sensor that it says could be used to measure changes in a wearer's emotional state.
Britain is running out of land for food and faces a potential shortfall of two million hectares by 2030 according to new research.
The monarch butterfly uses a magnetic compass to navigate thousands of miles across North America, scientists discover.
Vampire bats' strict blood diet makes them lose much of their ability to taste bitter flavours, scientists show.
Scottish woman Corinne Hutton is to be the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant, BBC Scotland reveals.
When bees swarm urban areas, the DC Beekeepers Alliance keeps both humans and bees safe. The BBC spoke to beekeepers and city dwellers who found an unexpected common bond over buzzing bees.
China's scarce water supply is being wasted as crops grown in water-stressed provinces are exported to rainfall-rich areas, a study reports.
More than 80% of the most common bacteria present on fingers end up on the screens of smartphones, according to a study.
Scientists say the evidence is 'conclusive' that neonicotinoids are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species.
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