The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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A pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo
What can trees and plants teach us?
A baby pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo, it is revealed.
The European Space Agency will build a satellite to map from orbit the glow of photosynthesis taking place on Earth.
Using high-speed cameras, scientists glimpse songbirds doing a rapid-fire dance that is invisible to the naked eye.
Scientists capture high-speed footage of songbirds performing a rapid-fire "tap dance" that is invisible to the naked eye.
Should politicians have more say on science funding?
US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption.
A government-commissioned review says UK science funding should be determined by a single independent agency, and overseen perhaps by the chancellor himself.
Bacteria are now resistant to drugs of last resort meaning the world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", warn scientists.
A group of Tasmanian Devils are being reintroduced to their natural habitat in Tasmania as part of a plan designed to save the carnivorous marsupials from a cancer threatening them with extinction.
Reflective paint, which could "save hundreds" of Dartmoor's livestock from being killed by vehicles, is put on ponies after an initial trial is deemed a success.
Scientists say the contribution of a melting Antarctica to sea level rise this century will be significant and challenging, but that some nightmare scenarios are just not realistic.
Bees exposed to widely-used nicotine-like pesticides are not as good at pollinating crops, according to a study.
The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025, energy secretary Amber Rudd proposes.
For the first time, researchers eliminate a devastating amphibian fungal disease in a population of toads.
A new study sheds light on unanswered questions about the risks of pesticides to bees.
Scientists say a particular fold at the front of the brain tends to be shorter in those schizophrenia patients who experience hallucinations.
A new calculation fixes the total amount of groundwater on the planet, held in rock and soil below our feet, at 23 million cubic km.
Wet and cold spring and summer weather is blamed for one of Scotland's rarest breeding birds having a poor season.