The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.
The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.
Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds are set to return to the site where they were originally created to mark the show's 50th anniversary.
A fly thought to be extinct in the UK is found in a Devon nature reserve.
An aurora has been spotted around a brown dwarf more than 18 light years away, scientists report.
A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia.
Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world's thinnest material.
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.
A professional hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion is released on $1,000 bail by a court.
People in North Berwick are asked to look out for stray pufflings after two are found hiding in the coastal town.
One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.
New research reveals the key to the serrated tooth structure that made carnivorous theropod dinosaurs such successful predators.
A community of chimpanzees in Uganda is increasingly eating clay to boost their mineral intake, research suggests.
In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.
More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.
Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
A human tooth dating to around 565,000 years ago has been found by a 16-year-old volunteer in France.
Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.