The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
An image of warring foxes has won the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Celebrities have condemned plans by the Australian government to cull two million feral cats.
Fossil teeth from a cave in China are shaking up the traditional narrative of humankind's dispersal from Africa.
A giant panda has given birth to twins at Toronto Zoo - the first panda cubs to be born in Canada since the zoo was loaned two of the bears by China in 2014.
Visual effects artist Richard Stammers reveals the secret of how to make Matt Damon walk on Mars
New ultra-high definition imagery, rendered in 4K, has revealed details of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot.
A picture of a red fox standing over the bloodied body of an Arctic fox wins the prestigious 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Wolves have been hunted to extinction across much of Europe but it seems where they have been thriving, their growing numbers may be causing problems.
Society must offer the world's poorest farmers a helping hand in order to break the cycle of poverty, a key United Nations report concludes.
A team of wolf-hunters is operating in a region of the French Alps to kill wolves that are seen as a threat to livestock.
Claire Marshall attempts to track wolves in the French Alps with expert tracker Troy Bennett.
Neuroscientists say they can distinguish between individuals using a map of how different brain regions "pair up" in brain activity scans.
Europe's climate change chief says he is astonished at the positive progress by governments towards a global deal on CO2.
Cardiff University researchers study whether the predictive nature of the brain could explain why people suffer hallucinations.
A gene-editing method could one day make pig organs suitable for use in people, scientists say.
Conflict is "development in reverse" and a key factor that is leaving almost 800 million without enough food, the 2015 Global Hunger Index observes.
Opium, maths and Victorian computing in Ada Lovelace exhibition
A £200m polar research vessel is to be built by a shipyard on Merseyside, which is named as the preferred bidder against international competition.
The Governor of Alaska tells the BBC that expanding the state's search for oil is necessary to pay for the damage caused by climate change.