The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Meet the medical motorbike couriers battling infant HIV in Malawi
A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.
Six priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation are identified following research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Google is to pay over £1bn to rent an airfield but little is known about what it plans to do there.
David Shukman explains how craft landed on a comet
World governments are breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report by the Overseas Development Institute says.
Springwatch host Chris Packham writes an open letter to Ant and Dec imploring them to end "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
With the Rosetta spacecraft in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists are hoping for a windfall of new information about these strangest of objects.
European Space Agency officials say all is well ahead of this week's historic bid to try to land a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
A group of Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake in 2009 have had the verdict quashed.
A book introducing the importance of materials wins the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize.
Bill Gates says "surveillance systems" are needed to spot the signs of a disease outbreak earlier and prevent crises like the Ebola situation in West Africa.
Pylon cables will disappear from some parts of England and Wales as National Grid looks to reduce the impact of energy transmission on the landscape.
Robots roaming the remote Southern Ocean, controlled from Norfolk by satellite, are collecting information on how warm water is melting the Antarctic ice cap.
An agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to crops could establish itself within the UK, according to a scientist.
Some of the world's top scientists have won huge cash prizes at an awards show in Silicon Valley, in California.
Top scientists have been awarded huge cash prizes at a ceremony on Sunday in California.
Illuminating the crystalline structure of matter
Story of Bletchley Park's top female codebreaker
Footage has emerged of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy,