The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Scientists from the University of Zurich and the Natural History Museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.
Restrictions on cod and salmon fishing aimed to rejuvenate falling stocks in the Irish Sea and inland waterways do not appear to have halted the decline.
Europe's long travelling satellite is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system.
Will Rosetta finally end our fear of comets?
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
A Japanese scientist involved in a scandal over discredited stem cell research has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
Five other space rocks we've seen from close range
Police receive calls about a wallaby in Kingsclere, but the RSPCA says there is no cause for alarm.
Horses look to the ears to work out what another animal is thinking, according to a study.
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.
Scientists find an equation which predicts momentary happiness, when participants performed better than expected during a task.
Marine scientists have explored an underwater mountain off the west coast of Scotland for the first time.
Scientists send a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK's deep sea mountains for the first time.
A golden bat from Bolivia is described as a new species by scientists.
Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.
Sand has a big future in computing and solar power
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.
New method could make entire bodies transparent