The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Wildlife spring rituals captured on camera by across the UK.
Sweden digitally unwraps an Egyptian priest
The human nose is much more powerful than we thought, according to a new estimate.
The battle for water on one of the world's great rivers
A new advanced radar system has been tested successfully by scientists, but could it make a difference in the search for the missing plane?
How to recover a plane from the deep ocean
US scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur, nicknamed the 'Chicken from Hell.'
Making artificial limbs that work as well as real ones
Exploring a sunken ship of the Spanish Armada
How India is building Asia's largest forest network
Burmese pythons have map and compass senses which help them travel "home" over vast distances, scientists in Florida are surprised to discover.
The "shrapnel" generated by small space rocks that periodically hit the Moon may pose a larger risk to lunar missions than was previously believed.
US scientists announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, which offers further clues to how the great beast became extinct 66 million years ago.
A rare bird seen in Wales just three times since the 1800s is spotted in Pembrokeshire.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces in his Budget speech that an Alan Turing Institute will be set up to research big data.
Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.
US researchers develop a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs that they say is 1,000 times more sensitive than current tests.
Researchers outline compelling evidence for an occasion when the ancient Earth was battered by two asteroids at the same time.
Scientists believe they have detected liquid waves on Saturn’s moon Titan – the first to be observed on the surface of another world.
A tawny owl, named Lucky, survives a perilous journey of more than 300 miles clinging to the front of a freight train.