The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The winners of science and maths prizes worth $22m have been announced at a glittering ceremony in Silicon Valley.
What happened to travelling by hovercraft?
Global temperatures are set to rise more than 1C above pre-industrial levels in 2015, according to the UK's Met Office.
The IAAF will on Monday learn the findings of an independent report into claims of doping cover-ups in Russian athletics.
The chancellor needs to "supercharge" the UK's science base with more funding, says the new chairwoman of the House of Commons science committee.
An ancient pear tree due to be chopped down to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail line is voted the best in England.
US President Barack Obama rejects an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada because it will not help the economy, he says.
How a plane crash is investigated
The environmental pressure group Greenpeace says its charitable registration to operate in India has been revoked.
Does the smiling face of Layla Richards mark a new era in genetic medicine that could change all our lives?
British astronaut Tim Peake says he hopes his mission to the space station will generate excitement similar to that seen during the Apollo Moon missions.
Timelapse footage has emerged showing a huge shelf rolling onto mainland Australia from the sea. Courtesy Sarah Estela.
In December history will be made when Tim Peake becomes the first official, government backed, British astronaut to go to the International Space Station.
The BBC's Nick Higham meets Steve Silverman, the winner of this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Nasa's Maven satellite records how the upper atmosphere at Mars is being removed through its interactions with the Sun.
The first person in the world to receive a pioneering genetic therapy has shown a remarkable reversal of her cancer.
Scientists unearth a haul of reptile and amphibian fossils in Brazil, dating from 278 million years ago when the continents were joined.
Photographers trying to capture stags clashing antlers during rutting season could be threatening the herd's future in a London park, wardens warn.
Remarkable high-definition images of the sun taken by Nasa's space-based telescope, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have been released.
A man has died with cancerous growths of mutated parasitic worm tissue growing in his organs, doctors report.