The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.
Weird and wonderful entries vie for Design of the Year
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.
A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall.
The Curiosity rover makes a detection of nitrogen compounds which provide further evidence that ancient Mars would have been a habitable world.
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
Pregnant women are often told what to eat and what to avoid but sound advice can get lost in a mix of badly-reported science and old wives' tales.
Michael Mosley on why he snacked on his own blood
What does where you live say about you?
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.
Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.