The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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BBC Click gets rare access to the twin of Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover which is helping scientists solve problems on the Red Planet.
The UK Met Office formally opens its Space Weather Operations Centre to lead the forecasting of the Sun’s disruptive effects on Earth.
The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?
Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases.
A Madrid hospital investigates how a nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa, as three more people are quarantined.
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
Professor Brian Cox joins a search-and-rescue mission in the depths of winter as they collect two cosmonauts and an astronaut as they arrive back on Earth after months living aboard the International Space Station.
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
The magic of video game sound effects
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".
The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.
New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor in Scotland could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the lives of some power stations.
Many subtle DNA changes could explain why some people are taller than others, according to the largest ever study of the genetics behind height.
The deeper half of the ocean did not get any hotter in the last decade, but warming of the surface layer since the 1970s has been seriously underestimated, according to two new studies.
Neha Bhatnagar reports from a demonstration in Nairobi, as protests are held in over a hundred cities across the world calling for an end to the trade of ivory and rhino horns.
Why connecting wheelchairs to the net could save lives
New research published by the Natural History Museum has shown that it is possible to culture cells from butterfly wings to produce iridescent colours in the laboratory.