The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The Chancellor George Osborne announces annual funding of £90m over five years for the UK to collaborate with emerging nations.
Living standards trump green agenda in Autumn Statement
Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
Ten whales die and as many as 30 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.
Prof Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum, London, explains what the discovery of 400,000 year-old human DNA could tell us about human evolution.
The retrieval of high quality DNA from a 400,000-year-old human has opened up a new frontier in the study of our ancient ancestors.
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
A security researcher says he has found a way to hijack a popular brand of drones by launching a Raspberry Pi-equipped aircraft of his own.
The world's biggest vessel takes to the water for the first time in South Korea.
A 28-year-old woman has begun a legal bid to prevent her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed.
Harlequin ladybirds escape parasites which attack native species, UK scientists find.
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The US SpaceX rocket company puts a commercial TV satellite in orbit, marking its ambition to take a big slice of the market for launching telecommunications spacecraft.
A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group says.
Genetic testing firm 23andMe, which is backed by Google, stops marketing its products after a warning from US regulators, a spokeswoman says.
Researchers have come up with a novel piece of wearable tech - a bra that can alert the wearer to their stress levels.
BBC reporter Melissa Hogenboom experiences the virtual world, which scientists say changes white people's perceptions of other skin colours.
Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers.
British firm E2V shows off a prototype designed to bring cars to a halt by confusing their electronics, causing their engines to shut down.