The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Queen guitarist Brian May's urgent legal challenge to try to stop the Gloucestershire badger cull fails at the High Court.
A diplodocus skeleton, which is believed to be one of only six relatively complete specimens in the world, has sold at auction in West Sussex for £400,000.
Making sure a dashboard cam works at supersonic speeds
The birth and death of stars is captured in an image from one of the closest dwarf galaxies to our own - the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Researchers design a smartphone app that sends back information to users about their meteor sightings.
Bafta winner films rare British wildlife
Games 'can change attitudes' to environmental issues
Why do people hate the word 'chemicals'?
An arch to cover Chernobyl's ruins rises from the marshes
The almost complete fossil of a diplodocus is set to go under the hammer at an auction in the UK on Wednesday.
Brian May launches a legal challenge at the High Court to try to stop the Gloucestershire badger cull.
Seahorses' peculiar snouts and strange swimming style allow them to sneak up on prey undetected, a new video shows.
Seahorses' peculiar snouts and strange swimming technique allow them to sneak up on prey undetected, a new video shows.
A 77 square mile (124 square km) wind farm off the north Devon coast will not now go ahead, it has emerged.
Coconut farmers in the eastern Philippines whose crops were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan fear the devastation could also have a long-lasting impact on their livelihoods.
A 77 square mile wind farm off the north Devon coast will not now go ahead, it has emerged.
Residents of the Bosnian village of Sanica have been left shocked after a sinkhole swallowed up their village pond overnight.
Chinese officials say they intend to land the country's first unmanned probe, named Jade Rabbit, on the Moon next month.
Archaeologists uncover remains of the "earliest Buddhist shrine" ever found, at Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal.
Technical issues prevent the US SpaceX company from launching a TV satellite for the Luxembourg-based operator SES on Monday.