BBC News - Science & Environment
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A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.
Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.
Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.
Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.
The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, doctors say.
Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.
Researchers discover the earliest known ancestor of humans - and many other species.
Australian researchers hope an antibody found in sharks may help treat an incurable lung disease.
The man who ran National Grid for a decade says news stories raising blackout fears should stop.
Huge coral system reef where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean was discovered last year.
A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on well-being.
Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.
The seeds of domesticated plants could offer clues as to why cultivated crops are larger than their wild cousins, a study suggests.
A tiny possum, an emblem of the state of Victoria in Australia, is rapidly heading towards extinction, say scientists.
US scientists draw controversy as they claim to have fulfilled the decades-long quest to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.
Meet the Sellafield engineer who says playing with pink toys will not deter girls from science careers.
Canada has unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America - the Foxfire.