The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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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
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.