The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Did a meteorite kill a man in India?
President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.
Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.
Horses discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.
Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.
Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past
Carbon dating row over 'oldest Koran'
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.
One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
A hungry sea lion pup is rescued after finding its way into a restaurant in the US city of San Diego.
Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.
A Swedish study suggests that changes in the gut flora of brown bears help them to cope with the weird metabolic demands of hibernation.
The global honeybee trade is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, according to a study.
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Secondary rainforests - if allowed to flourish in the right conditions - can absorb 11 times as much carbon as old-growth rainforests, a study shows.
Among 14 newly described species of tarantula is Aphonopelma johnnycashi, which lives near Folsom Prison in California.