The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?
The disabled boy struggling to find a role with the people of the sea
Researchers reveal the secret of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.
Graham Satchell explains why fracking is such a divisive subject.
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.
BBC News looks at the idea of "stranded assets", part of the debate on climate change and global energy policy.
What does the flurry of new studies say about dark matter?
Scientists are using YouTube videos to study a spectacular cave just outside Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Scientists quantify the emissions from Iceland's spectacular Bardarbunga-Holuhraun eruption.
Scientists have uncovered a vital new insight into the nature of dark matter.
The New Horizons probe, which is bearing down on Pluto, has captured its first colour image of the distant dwarf planet.
A gray whale makes a 22,500 km (14,000 mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean - the longest migration of any mammal, say scientists.
US firm SpaceX narrowly fails to recover its rocket booster in an otherwise successful mission to the space station.
The SpaceX supply ship is on its way to the ISS with a supply of groceries and a specially designed espresso machine.
A deep-sea worm that eats whale bones has existed for 100 million years and may have chewed up chunks of the fossil record, a study suggests.
The comet being trailed through space by Europe's Rosetta probe has no magnetic field of its own - an important observation in the understanding of how the icy dirt-ball formed billions of years ago.
Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change.
Environmental groups are calling for a three-year ban on the culling of mountain hares on grouse moors across Scotland.
From chopping the ingredients to doing the washing up - an all-action "robo-chef" for the home is being developed by a London-based company.