The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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The long-range camera on Nasa's New Horizons probe reveals clear evidence of discrete bright and dark regions on the dwarf planet Pluto.
Are climate change negotiations getting anywhere?
Women must fight sexism in science
Research published recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that camels aged less than four years might be a major source of Mers.
Can farmed fish meet the world's appetite for seafood?
Police are investigating after footage of 16 fox cubs held in a barn near to hunt kennels in North Yorkshire emerges.
Three astronauts return from the International Space Station after their original departure was delayed by a month by a spacecraft failure.
Pictures posted by female scientists
International talks in Bonn have made progress towards a new global deal on climate change, says the UN, amid calls from NGOs for a faster pace.
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has spent 200 days in space - here's what she got up to.
The European Space Agency releases some pictures that may include its lost comet lander, Philae.
Interim climate talks in Germany are entering their final hours amid concern from environmental groups that progress has been slow.
Just how aggressive is the seemingly innocent robin?
A Nobel laureate resigns from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after making comments about the "trouble with girls" in science.
Rhino poaching in Africa is on the rise with syndicates making millions at the expense of the endangered species and their horns.
A look back at how astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been engaging with her 545,000 Twitter followers whilst on the ISS.
Goonhilly Earth Station is hosting a training course for future space mission controllers
Three astronauts have begun their return to Earth from the International Space Station, one month after a rocket failure delayed an earlier attempt.
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.
Politicians at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany are refusing to discuss whether their polices will actually protect the climate.