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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
24 May
US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'.
24 May
The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society has said.
24 May
Scientist and author Richard Dawkins discusses his legacy - and giving up Twitter
24 May
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.
24 May
Two more satellites in the Galileo network are launched to orbit, putting the EU's version of GPS on course to start services at the end of the year.
23 May
A strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil suggests there was a burst of evolution after the mass extinction 250 million years ago.
23 May
India launches an unmanned model space shuttle into orbit, joining the race to develop reusable space crafts.
23 May
Wild animals including lions, crocodiles, rattlesnakes and zebras are being kept legally on private property across the UK, licensing figures reveal.
22 May
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has landed in Dayton, Ohio, after flying from Oklahoma on the latest leg of its round-the-world journey.
20 May
Two independent scientific papers identify the same single gene as the cause of red beaks and feathers in birds.
20 May
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists say.
20 May
The Hubble Space Telescope produces another of its stunning portraits of Mars, as the planet lines up with the Earth and the Sun.
20 May
Councillors in North Yorkshire will consider whether to approve fracking in England for the first time since a ban on the technique was lifted in 2012.
19 May
A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.
23 May
Nobel chemistry laureate spots DNA error on Turkish banknote.
19 May
One British firm is seeking to put the buzz back into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend.
19 May
Scientists suggest that at least two huge tsunamis once swept across the Red Planet, triggered by large impacts.
20 May
A global revolution in the use of antimicrobials is needed, according to a government backed report.
19 May
A study finds unchecked climate change could destabilise Antarctica's huge Totten Glacier in the coming centuries, pushing up global oceans by 2m, or more.
24 May
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
24 May
Darren Soh, a landscape photographer, creates a composite image that captures the beauty of Singapore's lightning storms.
23 May
BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle travels to China to take a close up tour of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope - or Fast for short.
24 May
After a successful bid to frack for shale gas in a North Yorkshire village, John Moylan explains how the process works.
21 May
They have been dubbed the killer invaders that target bees and have even caused the deaths of several people in France, but has the deadly Asian hornet made it to the UK?
21 May
A gigantic fuel tank, originally built for NASA's space shuttle programme, is making a slow journey through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home.
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