The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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A man who sexually assaulted and stabbed a girl 32 years ago has been given a life sentence for her murder.
Europe's rover mission to Mars is "drinking in the last chance saloon", warns the European Space Agency's director general, who says the project cannot have an open-ended schedule or budget.
Scientists say they have developed an invisible elastic film that can be applied to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eye bags.
The woman accused of leading one of Africa's biggest smuggling rings
A study to find out how a form of leprosy is affecting the UK's threatened red squirrels is to be carried out on Dorset's Brownsea Island.
The cave divers who went back for their dead friends
Thousands of people have take advantage of a move by the authorities in Paris to close the famous Champs Elysees thoroughfare to traffic.
Tributes are paid to renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as he turns 90.
Conservationists have launched a global campaign asking the public to use a smartphone app to help tackle the illegal trade in wildlife.
Scientists say new fossils found in China are of a crocodile-like creature that was the first known plant-eating marine reptile.
The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.
The UK's new state-of-the-art polar research ship will be named after Sir David Attenborough, despite the title "Boaty McBoatface" previously topping a public vote.
A quick look at some of the best moments of the beloved broadcaster and naturalist.
The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite Boaty McBoatface previously topping a public vote.
Welsh scientists are on the hunt for alternative antibacterials
US company SpaceX makes another successful landing of a rocket booster after launching a satellite to orbit.
A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.
MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.
The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.