BBC News - Science & Environment
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Neuroscientists find that when we navigate a train network, our brains split the task into a hierarchy of different jobs - a strategy that AI developers want to mimic.
A new report says that global agricultural emissions must be slashed to prevent the planet warming by more than 2C over the next century.
Look inside a life-size model of a submarine which the Chinese hope will take humans to the very bottom of the ocean - the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific.
The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate according to the World Health Organization.
Deep underground, beneath Daya Bay in the south of China, scientists are hunting for the oddest particles in the cosmos - neutrinos.
The EU's new Sentinel-2a satellite builds a cloud-free view of Africa as it moves towards full capacity mapping.
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, new evidence from China suggests.
A bright fireball lit up the sky across several states in the US early on Tuesday - and was captured on a police officer's dashcam.
Beautiful places threatened by mass tourism
Britain's first astronaut says the UK risks becoming a "backward nation" if the government does not pay to send more people into space.
UK universities could find it harder to recruit international students if the UK leaves the EU, suggests a survey.
A 'bird whistle' thought to have been used for sound effects in 16th century performances of Romeo and Juliet is discovered at the site of one of Shakespeare's theatres.
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reveal that they had to put down a newborn bison after some tourists put it in the boot of their car.
Nissan Qashqai cars built at the firm's Sunderland plant in the UK were fitted with so-called emissions defeat devices, South Korean officials allege.
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.
April was the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records, Nasa figures show.
The effects from riding four 'gyroscopes'
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.