The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The elaborate appeal of Heath Robinson
Researchers from Oxford University develop "smart" glasses for people with severe sight loss.
How Perth aims to stay wet in Australian aridity
Rising temperatures in Antarctica are helping a meek little moss species thrive at the expense of other marine creatures.
A new eruption at Mount Etna eruption has forced the closure of Catania Airport in Sicily
Sites like Google and Bing Maps will now be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US restrictions being lifted.
It is unclear whether vaccinating badgers in north Pembrokeshire has cut TB in cattle, Wales' chief vet says.
Scientists at Birmingham University are running a project that puts an autonomous robot in a working office environment to do a real job.
The prickly problem of dealing with non-native and invasive species
Consumers are being warned to stop washing raw chicken as doing so increases the risk of food poisoning.
Does being monitored make us nicer to each other?
An Australian request to revoke the World Heritage Site status of part of the ancient Tasmanian forest to allow logging is to be discussed by Unesco in Qatar.
Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.
The metal that makes legendary swords and giant batteries
A physicist who predicted the Higgs boson - and another who eventually found it - are among scientists recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The survival of Africa's elephants is under threat, with estimated poaching levels well above their birth rate, an environmental report says.
The cockpit is fitted out for the British Bloodhound supersonic car, which will try to break the World Land Speed Record next year.
Crayfish, once thought too primitive to experience emotion, may feel anxious, a study suggests.
A new study claims that dinosaurs fit into an intermediate class between warm and cold blooded animals, based on a survey of growth rates.
A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton.