BBC News - Science & Environment
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The British Antarctic Survey shifts its futuristic Halley base to keep it away from a watery grave.
A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter.
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.
Prof Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to head Britain's newly created science funding organisation.
Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer.
Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into a volcano than ever before, reaching a depth of 4,659m.
Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.
Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.
Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
The inventors of digital camera technology win the highest international prize for engineering.
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.
Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.
Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.
Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.
The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, doctors say.
Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.
Researchers discover the earliest known ancestor of humans - and many other species.