The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Some people appear to be born with 'superhero DNA' that cancels out genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis, say researchers.
A python estimated to be 8m (26ft) long has died three days after being captured on the Malaysian island of Penang, officials say.
UK astronaut Tim Peake successfully captures and berths the latest cargo ship to visit the International Space Station.
The estimated number of wild tigers in the world has risen for the first time in more than a century, say conservationists.
The number of wild tigers has gone up for the first time in a century, according to new figures released by the World Wildlife Fund.
Astrophysicists outline what Planet Nine might be like - if indeed it exists.
The private space company SpaceX successfully lands a rocket on a barge floating off the Florida coast.
The US aerospace company SpaceX successfully lands a reusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed.
Tata Steel is refusing to comment on claims it has made £700m windfall profits from a policy designed to protect the climate.
Experiments show how ribose - an important sugar for life - can form when a simple icy mixture is hit by UV light.
An online competition to become the "chief wombat cuddler" of a baby wombat in Tasmania, has made the tiny marsupial something of a celebrity.
Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the extent of interbreeding between the two groups.
While reporting from the Antarctic, the BBC's Victoria Gill takes a dip in the near-freezing sea.
A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.
Reducing food waste and changing the way people consume calories will help deliver a sustainable food system and reduce emissions, a study suggests.
British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.
How a newly launched Antarctic citizen science project allows young amateur explorers to adopt and monitor their own penguin colony.
Two studies confirm that multiple supernovae have showered the Earth with radiation within the last few million years.
A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others produce a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt.