The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off from Dayton, Ohio, on a 750km flight to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today
The world's biggest publicly traded oil company faces a critical AGM under pressure from a broad coalition of shareholders on climate change.
Two more satellites in the Galileo network are launched to orbit, putting the EU's version of GPS on course to start services at the end of the year.
European scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.
US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'.
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.
Five glimpses inside China's scientific revolution
Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
The scientist and author discusses his legacy - and giving up Twitter
Chinese drinkers may have been brewing beer as many as 5,000 years ago, new research suggests.
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
An application to carry out fracking in England for the first time since a ban was lifted in 2012 is approved.
After a successful bid to frack for shale gas in a North Yorkshire village, John Moylan explains how the process works.
Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.
Nobel chemistry laureate spots DNA error on Turkish banknote.
A strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil suggests there was a burst of evolution after the mass extinction 250 million years ago.