The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Life as a penguin keeper in New Zealand
Oil, mining and shipping companies are debating the Arctic's business and geopolitical future at a two-day summit in London.
The Italian government will unblock 2m euros (£1.6m) in emergency funding to save the ancient city of Pompeii, after rain caused walls to collapse.
A "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have played a key role leading to the high tree diversity in the Amazon, scientists suggest.
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?