The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The former head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, is formally charged in court in a case of sexual harassment.
The European Space Agency's Lisa Pathfinder probe begins testing the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
Environmental law firm ClientEarth warns the government to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action.
The 2,000-year-old temple at a desert oasis
Scientists are pretty sure we have entered a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene. But when exactly did this "age of humans" really start to shape our planet?
Astronaut Scott Kelly returns home after spending a year in space. He documented his journey on Twitter and Instagram.
Infrared footage shows a female olm - a bizarre, blind amphibian - guarding her eggs in a Slovenian cave.
Scottish Power is planning to double the size of its hydro-electric power plant which creates and stores energy.
A rocket launch by Californian company SpaceX was called off just when the countdown reached zero, as onboard computers raised an alarm.
The California rocket company experiences a dramatic, last-second abort, as onboard computers shut down the engines on a Falcon 9 right at the moment of lift-off.
In a Slovenian cave visited by a million tourists each year, a bizarre and rare amphibian is guarding a significant clutch of eggs.
Sleep paralysis and imagined memories - exploring the edges of human consciousness.
In the ancient city of Nineveh, a statue of a winged bull survived undamaged for 2,700 years - until IS took a pneumatic drill to it last year.
Scottish Power is asking for government support to expand its pumped storage hydro-electric power plant.
The number of Monarch butterflies travelling thousands of kilometres south for winter is 'inspirational' conservationists say.
Prof Sir Paul Nurse says that research in the UK would suffer if the country decided in the forthcoming referendum to leave the EU.
A leaking natural gas well in southern California vented almost 100,000 tonnes of methane into the atmosphere before it was plugged.
Can Serbia's agricultural traditions survive?
Sperm have been made in the laboratory and used to father healthy baby mice in a move that could lead to infertility treatments.
The seas around the UK and other parts of northern Europe take up about 24 million tonnes of carbon a year - the mass equivalent to two million double-decker buses.