The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The amateur photographer who took a picture of a weasel on the back of a woodpecker mid-flight says it is "almost a dream".
The weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker
Wildlife expert and BBC presenter Lucy Cooke explains what an extraordinary feat it was to have captured a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker.
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.
Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
The Rosetta satellite sees its own shadow in the highest resolution image it has so far taken of Comet 67P.
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
How Earth survived through violent times
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
Good progress is being made on construction of the world's fastest car - the Bloodhound supersonic vehicle, which aims to run at over 1,000mph.
US rocket company SpaceX performs a dual-launch of all-electric satellites - what is expected to become a big trend in future spacecraft design and deployment.
Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.
Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.
The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
Google flew one of its Street View cameras down a zip wire in the Amazon rainforest to capture new images of the forest canopies.
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon