BBC News - Science & Environment
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Thousands are calling for a ban on grouse shooting, arguing the sport increases the threat faced by an endangered species of raptors.
Scientists say they have found a Greenland shark that is about 400 years old - making it the longest-living vertebrate known.
Eight paraplegic people have regained partial movement after a one-year training programme based on brain-controlled robotics, researchers say.
Scientists find a baby tooth in the fossilised faeces of an extinct shark, suggesting the animals practised filial cannibalism.
Scientists are studying killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause - in both orcas and humans.
After an eight-year study, researchers conclude that history's most infamous fake fossils were made by one man - the prime suspect, Charles Dawson.
Scientists confirm that wild crows from New Caledonia in the South Pacific can craft tools.
Why scientists are watching killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause.
A small team of salvage experts is lowered onto the stranded oil rig in the Western Isles.
A deep-sea expedition discovers a remarkable array of life on the UK's tallest underwater mountains.
Scientists from Plymouth University have visited the UK's tallest mountains - over 100 metres under the sea.
International scientists are calling for action to "future proof" the insects, birds and mammals that pollinate crops and wild plants.
Paddling from Greenland to Scotland in a canoe is risky business.
Researchers have developed a battery which self-destructs when dropped into water.
A single drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show..
New research blames rising temperatures over the last century as the key cause of decline in Lake Tanganyika, one of the world's most important fisheries.
The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.
Another giant panda cub is born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo - the fourth time that mother Yang Yang has conceived naturally.
China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.
A physicist speaks to BBC2's Horizon programme as a tantalising discovery recedes into the background of data from the Large Hadron Collider.