The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The villagers taking on a copper mine over polluted water
DNA from ancient remains appears to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic peoples: the Basques.
European astronaut Andreas Mogensen remotely operates a robot on Earth while flying aboard the International Space Station.
Huge stones found buried near Stonehenge were part of a ritual site built on an "extraordinary scale" and unique in the world, researchers say.
Motion capture technology is improving the biomechanical accuracy of animals, particularly horses, in films and gaming.
The world's forests face a 'decisive year' as nations prepare to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals and gather for key climate talks.
Archaeologists discover at least 100 standing stones buried at a site just a few kilometres from Stonehenge.
Archaeologists have discovered at least a hundred stone monoliths near Stonehenge, buried just a metre beneath the ground.
Revisiting the story of the divers who experimented with living at the bottom of Plymouth Sound in the Glaucus pod 50 years ago.
A ceremony has taken place in Rwanda, where 24 baby mountain gorillas have been given new names.
UN climate officials have reacted sharply to criticism that the talks to land a new global deal are going at a "snail's pace".
Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves - what are sometimes referred to as ripples in the curvature of space-time.
Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed.
Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.
Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.
US and Russia at odds over the Arctic
An overgrown sheep dubbed Chris, found wandering near Australia's capital, sets an unofficial world record for the heaviest fleece.
A new report says there are three trillion trees on Earth, eight times as many as the previous best estimate.
Researchers say that global efforts to cut carbon are far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change.
An autonomous starfish-killing robot will be ready for field trials on the Great Barrier Reef this month, researchers say.