The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Ant behaviour may hold the key to developing for more effective techniques for search and rescue.
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.
Who said building a 1,000mph car would be easy?
The polls may close tonight in Britain's general election but there is another big vote happening to find out Britain's favourite bird.
An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.
Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.
As the WWF releases a report on the economic value of the world's oceans, BBC News looks at their findings, and the value of auditing nature.
A newly discovered microbe could help solve one of the most controversial puzzles in modern biology.
A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a vast solar farm in Kagoshima to see how Japan is trying to move on from nuclear power.
British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.
SpaceX puts its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort - a demonstration of how the ship would cope with a pad emergency.
The vote of those living in the countryside is crucial in this election, but what issues are important to them?
Violent storms sweep northern Germany, triggering a tornado that hit a small town and leaving one person dead in Hamburg.
The evolution of thousands of pop songs spanning from 1960 to 2010 is analysed by scientists.
Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
Australian scientists discover that mysterious signals hitting a renowned space telescope are actually from microwaves.
Scientists find 200 year lag time between past climate events at poles, according to a new study in Nature.
For the first time since 2013, the Large Hadron Collider smashes protons together - albeit at fairly low energies for now.