The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
What are the justifications for the £4bn Large Hadron Collider?
What drives people to murder-suicide?
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.
Weird and wonderful entries vie for Design of the Year
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.