The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Interim climate talks in Germany are entering their final hours amid concern from environmental groups that progress has been slow.
Just how aggressive is the seemingly innocent robin?
A Nobel laureate resigns from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after making comments about the "trouble with girls" in science.
Rhino poaching in Africa is on the rise with syndicates making millions at the expense of the endangered species and their horns.
A look back at how astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been engaging with her 545,000 Twitter followers whilst on the ISS.
Goonhilly Earth Station is hosting a training course for future space mission controllers
Three astronauts have begun their return to Earth from the International Space Station, one month after a rocket failure delayed an earlier attempt.
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.
Politicians at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany are refusing to discuss whether their polices will actually protect the climate.
The US space agency releases a new, higher-resolution picture of the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.
RAF engineers complete the manufacture of the Bloodhound supersonic car's tailfin - one of the most safety-critical aerodynamic surfaces on the 1,000mph vehicle.
A Nobel laureate apologises for offence caused by comments he made about the "trouble with girls" in science - but says he was being "honest".
A military plane crash was probably caused by computer files being accidentally wiped from three of its engines, according to investigators.
Across Europe puffins have been classified as at risk of extinction because of climate change and a lack of food.
Science lecturer Connie St Louis describes the reaction from delegates as Nobel prize-winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt made chauvinist remarks at a conference.
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.
Scientists find evidence of "long term and recurrent" drinking of an alcoholic plant sap among chimpanzees in the wild.
Researchers have discovered what appear to be the remnants of red blood cells and connective tissue in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils.
A US storm chaser has captured footage of a large anti-cyclonic tornado swirling over fields in Colorado.
Cities that actively promote physical activities enjoy increased economic activity and reduced healthcare and crime costs, research suggests.