The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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All power, including heating and lighting, was lost for 19 hours at a research station in the Antarctic housing 13 people, it is revealed.
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.
A full-scale tidal power generator aimed at showing the potential for renewable energy is unveiled in Pembrokeshire.
Almost 100 crane chicks brought over from Germany have been released as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.
An endangered beetle is sighted in Cambridgeshire for the first time in more than 40 years.
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment, a US study suggests.
Technology giants are using their burgeoning wallets to build new headquarters - what kind of buildings do they want?
New images are released of the mysterious comet called 67P
Scientists from the University of Zurich and the Natural History Museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.
Restrictions on cod and salmon fishing aimed to rejuvenate falling stocks in the Irish Sea and inland waterways do not appear to have halted the decline.
Europe's long travelling satellite is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system.
Will Rosetta finally end our fear of comets?
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
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.