BBC News - Science & Environment
Raptor plunging to extinction in England
There are just four breeding pairs of the iconic bird of prey left in England.
'Boaty McBoatface' submarine returns home
The UK's favourite yellow submarine completes its first major science expedition in the Antarctic.
Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize
African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.
Chimps' strength secrets explained
The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists.
SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill
The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.
Watched chimps change their hunting habits
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.
Whale body size warning for species collapses
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.
Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
India genome plan could boost healthcare
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?
Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.
German-UK team maintains Galileo success
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.
Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.
Europe selects grand gravity mission
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.
Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.
Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
How cats conquered the ancient world
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.
Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - Gove
Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.
Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss
Forestry researchers condemn attempts to change the way carbon from trees is counted in Europe.
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.
Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club
Sir John Sulston is elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen’s birthday list.
China's quantum satellite in big leap
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.
'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor
It'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.
Dams could 'permanently damage Amazon'
Scientists warn that hydroelectric dams in the Amazon could have a significant impact on the environment.
Air pollution plan 'unfair' on local authorities
Solving air pollution is a national not a local issue, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Juncker rejects US climate deal re-negotiation
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will not re-negotiate the Paris climate agreement.
Ancient bird like 'a kangaroo-sized flying turkey'
New details on an early megapode bird that lived alongside Australia's extinct giant marsupials.
'Bottled nature' helps ease dental pain
Taking a walk along a virtual-reality beach helps ease dental patients' discomfort, a study finds.
The battle for nesting sites among the birds and the bees
Competition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are declining faster than others.
Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trials
The Bloodhound 1,000mph car will conduct some "slow speed" runs at Newquay airport in Cornwall.
Global hotspots for alien invasions revealed
Great Britain is in the top 10% of areas for harbouring alien species, according to a study.
The oldest living thing on Earth
Mayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?
Viewsnight: 'Scientific research not immune to sexism'
Journalist Angela Saini argues that it's easy for prejudice to affect scientific research.
What happens when you're sleep deprived?
A new study is looking at the impact of sleep on your brain power.
Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.
Splish splashing spinning gorilla
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.
Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.
How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.
'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India
Onboard footage from the Indian space agency's 640-tonne rocket has been widely shared on Twitter.
Beaver return 'benefits environment'
A researcher says re-introducing beavers in England would help water supplies and prevent floods.
Saving big cats
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.
Race to the bottom
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.
Rehydrating the bodies
Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.
Fiendishly complex
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green examines how the extremes of speed and acceleration will affect the airflow around the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Trading tool
The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.
Quack science
The biological trick that allows a female mandarin duck to become a male.
Big move
The permanent reoccupation of the UK's Halley station depends on how an ice crack develops.
Sky-high wi-fi
ViaSat-2 enters the record books as the most powerful commercial broadband spacecraft ever launched.
Cold revolution
Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.
Poison pill
A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.
Not green enough
Only three countries have not signed up to the Paris agreement - but for very different reasons.
Roadkill rescue
One of the world's worst hotspots for roadkill in Canada is helped by a project that cuts animal deaths by almost 90%.
The DNA detective
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?
Herd knowledge
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.
A creepy solution
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?
Reproductive rebels
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.
Big birds
Super-sharp images from a US satellite are keeping track of remote bird-breeding sites.
Staying on course
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.
Keep out
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.
Big bang theory
Pioneering work that extracts information from audio of gunshots could help solve criminal cases.