The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Scientists are launching an investigation into antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs", by gathering data from surfers' rectums.
Robots compete for a prize on a Pentagon obstacle course in Los Angeles where keeping upright seems a challenge in itself.
South Korea's Team Kaist win the $2m prize for the fastest robot at the US Department of Defense's Darpa Robotics Challenge.
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been demonstrating how to make a meal on board the International Space Station.
More than 700 species of wild plants - almost half of the native flora of the British Isles - are found on road verges, according to a study.
How deodorant from the 1970s is still doing harm
Ten baby crocodiles have arrived a hatchery in Cuba after being transferred from a zoo in Sweden.
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.
ScottishPower are building a wind farm around 40km off the coast of East Anglia - at a cost of £2bn - to power around half a million homes.
The Oregon port city of Astoria goes to great lengths to rid itself of hundreds of sea lions - by bringing in a fake orca whale.
US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a single drop of blood.
US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.
Scientists discover seven new species of tiny frog living on seven different mountains in south-eastern Brazil.
Hubble reveals fascinating new details about Pluto's four smaller moons - Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra.
How I became a drug-cheat athlete to test the system
For the first time, a Virgin Galactic pilot speaks to the media about the day one of its ships crashed last October.
Eight months after Virgin Galactic's spaceplane crashed in the Californian desert killing one of the pilots, his British colleague has talked exclusively to the BBC about the accident.
Virgin Galactic have been building a new spaceplane in a hangar in the desert in the US.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing complains to his UK counterpart that Scotland is being frozen out of key decisions on green energy.
Australia's apple isle provides alternatives during drought