The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Atlas - one of the most advanced robots in the world - is upgraded by its owner Google to include a battery pack, allowing it go "wireless".
India must not get complacent about its tiger recovery
Forensic science standards risk slipping after work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, the spending watchdog warns.
An X-ray scanning technique allows physicists to read letters from a fragile, burnt scroll dug from beneath Mount Vesuvius - without unrolling it.
MPs want more to be done to protect dairy farmers from falls in milk prices - including new powers to fine supermarkets over pricing disputes.
Scientists in the US appeal for soil samples from across the world to help find new naturally occurring agents for future medicines.
US scientists are asking the public to send in soil samples that can be screened for compounds that could be used to make vital new drugs to fight deadly infections and cancer.
Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.
The socioeconomic shocks following the collapse of the Soviet Union also affected the region's wildlife, a study suggests.
The American space agency's Dawn spacecraft is bearing down on Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Genetic mutations that are associated with resistance to the frontline malaria drug are identified, scientists report.
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal for the first time.
BBC Inside Out follows the badger vaccination team in Cornwall as they test whether vaccination could be an effective alternative to culling.
The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects, say scientists.
Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.
The inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has shared video footage of the moment his SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashed into a floating sea platform.
Thermal imaging filming techniques by BBC Winterwatch have revealed the nocturnal behaviour of England's largest seal colony.
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.
The way some images have been drip-fed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission at Comet 67P should prompt a rethink on data policies, the organisation's chief says.
The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.