The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Can you spot scenes from the film Gravity in our gallery of Nasa's space pictures? Try our quiz and find out.
Could UK emulate France's approach to nuclear waste disposal?
Where next for artificial hearts after death of French patient?
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station send congratulations to the producers of Gravity for their Oscars success
A highly sensitive magnetic material that could transform computer hard drives and energy storage devices has been discovered.
How wearable robots are becoming a reality
Anger may trigger a heart attack or stroke, with a "danger window" of about two hours following an outburst, say researchers.
Scientists say it is unlikely that any fish can survive in the oceans deeper than about 8,200m.
An ancient virus has been brought back to life after lying dormant for 30,000 years in the Siberian permafrost, scientists say.
Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago, raising concerns about the resilience and nutritional value of the global food system, a study says.
Mike Dilger travels to Texas to accompany a group of young Gentoo penguins making the trip across the Atlantic to their new home in Hull.
A snake swallows a crocodile.... then what happens?
A snake wins a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.
Somerset farm owner James Winslade discusses the lasting effects of recent flooding.
Flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050, according to a new estimate from scientists.
How much do you really know about animal sleep?
An expedition to the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific has revealed that giant eels and crustaceans teem thousands of metres beneath the waves.
Recent storms brought crashing waves, gales and flooding to Britain's coastline and it is now believed they could also have had a significant impact on our seabird population.
Environmental campaigners Greenpeace accuse supermarket chain Tesco of stocking a brand of tuna that is caught in a way that can harm other wildlife.
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are aiming to reconstruct people's faces with stem cells taken from their fat.