The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Glow-in-the-dark ice alerts and other road revamps
Three peregrine falcon chicks have successfully hatched on the ledge of a city centre building belonging to Nottingham Trent University.
Researchers from the Alpha experiment at Cern report results from their first bid to determine if ghostly antimatter is a source of "antigravity".
Web debate reveals huge public interest in proposed mission to Mars
A group of space enthusiasts have spoken to the BBC about why it might be worth living on Mars.
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Mental tasks are impaired at high altitude, meaning big decisions are best avoided, says the first UK professor of aerospace medicine.
A revamp of planning rules in Scotland could see wind farms being outlawed in the country's national parks and designated scenic areas.
A Spanish doctor accused of running one of the world's largest sports doping rings is given a one year suspended sentence for endangering public health.
The idea that humans nearly became extinct because of a super-volcano eruption 75,000 ago is not supported by new data from Africa, scientists say.
The spaceplane being developed by UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson has made its first powered flight.
Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered virus can be used to heal their damaged and struggling hearts.
Babies who sweat more when faced with scary situations show less aggression at the age of three, according to research by Cardiff University.
An enormous hurricane at Saturn's northern reaches - with an eye 2,000km across - has been pictured by the Cassini spacecraft.
A team at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) launch a project to re-create the first web page.
Retailers use tech to tailor your perfect fit - outside the booth
Premier League teams mine performance data to gain edge
Oliver Sacks may be approaching his 80th birthday but the renowned neurologist remains prolific.
The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.
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