BBC News - Science & Environment
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DNA has been successfully sequenced in space for the first time.
Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket - a Falcon 9 that previously sent supplies to the space station.
One of Australia's best-known landmarks, Uluru, has been filmed from a new perspective.
Badger culling is rolled out to more parts of England, in a bid to tackle bovine TB.
Scientists investigating whether we have entered a new geological age are seeking a suitable "spike" in the environmental record that betrays significant human influence.
Monsoon floods in the Ganges river have broken previous records in four locations in northern India, officials tell the BBC
Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.
Can an algorithm turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine?
Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.
New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.
More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.
Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.
Turbines installed off the coast of Shetland could herald a "new era" in tidal energy, according to the company running the project.
A Nasa team has emerged from a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year.
A team of six people complete a Nasa-funded Mars simulation in Hawaii, after living in a dome in near isolation for a year.
Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus in people who had not travelled to Zika-affected areas, meaning the virus has spread locally.
Proponents say new, greener jet fuels made from waste wood could significantly reduce airline CO2 emissions but environmentalists say it's a "pipe dream".
Europe’s Sentinel radar satellites map Italy's Apennine mountains, revealing the scale of ground movement in Wednesday's big earthquake.
The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.