The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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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.
British Gas has been criticised for lobbying to reduce plans for insulating some of the UK’s coldest homes.
The prospect of a "male pill" that would let men enjoy a full sex life with no chance of getting a woman pregnant has moved a step closer.
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Koalas have a specialised sound-producing organ that has never before been seen in any other land-dwelling mammal, scientists discover.
Tiny particles of waste plastic that are ingested by shoreline "eco-engineer" worms could have an adverse impact on biodiversity, a study shows.
Koalas have a specialised sound-producing organ that they use to make very low-pitched mating bellows, scientists find.
The pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire fails to make the 70% target set by the government, official figures show.
An eagle snatched a video camera which was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 70 mile (110km) journey across the country's remote landscape.
Vets warn that some cats are suffering from seizures after hearing certain household noises.
A female giant panda cub is officially named Bao Bao - or Precious - at a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington.
China launches its first lunar rover mission - named Jade Rabbit - the next key step in the Asian superpower's ambitious space programme.
Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.
India's mission to Mars has embarked on its 300-day journey to the Red Planet, performing a crucial manoeuvre to leave Earth's orbit.
New attempts to protect a critically endangered New Zealand dolphin have angered campaigners who fear the mammal will soon be extinct.
The badger cull in Gloucestershire is called off because not enough animals are expected to be killed to meet targets.
Prof Ouyang Ziyuan, an adviser of China's Chang'e 3 lunar lander, tells our science editor David Shukman why his country is so interested in the Moon.