The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Lab-based experiments produce the first evidence of the characteristics of individual fish that leave them at greater risk of getting caught.
Allegations of widespread doping in athletics are "a declaration of war" on the sport, says IAAF vice-president Lord Coe.
Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.
The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.
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Scientists solve the riddle of why precariously balanced rocks near the San Andreas fault have never been toppled by earthquakes - revealing crucial interactions between faultlines.
A study finds that wild bonobos use a single high-pitched call in a variety of contexts, showing a linguistic flexibility that was thought to be uniquely human.
In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given go-ahead for a 3D printed pill to go into production.
The UK government welcomes President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gases and boost clean power.
US President Barack Obama urges his country to take its "most important step" to tackle to climate change, as he outlines proposals to cut carbon emissions.
Milton Nkosi takes a helicopter ride to witness the latest volcanic eruption by the Piton de la Fournaise, or 'Peak of the Furnace' on Reunion Island.
US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.
An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.
A man in East Texas is wounded after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted and hit him, the local sheriff says.
There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.