The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Is the Higgs boson made up of other particles?
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
Reptiles whose offspring's gender is dependent on temperature must spread out to survive the effects of climate change, new research shows.
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.
Russia launches its all new Angara rocket on a maiden flight from the northern Plesetsk military cosmodrome.
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.
A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.
How first land predators on Earth would have moved
England is still not doing enough to tackle the risks from climate change, government advisers say.
A guide to canine helpers
Shiny butterfly wings yield tech surprises
Female snapping shrimps are more aggressive than males when defending their territories despite their smaller claw size, a study shows.
Would shopping and cable cars ruin the Grand Canyon?
Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Panda Tian Tian has conceived after being artificially inseminated earlier this year, but experts say she is not technically pregnant.
Two UK spacecraft, including the first satellite made in Scotland, head into orbit on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, new research shows.
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.
Around half of the genes that influence a child's reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.