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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
17 Apr
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
16 Apr
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
16 Apr
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
16 Apr
Scientists use impact craters to work out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
17 Apr
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
15 Apr
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
15 Apr
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.
15 Apr
Skywatchers in the Americas have caught a rare celestial show caused by the Earth's shadow falling across the Moon.
15 Apr
SpaceX postpones its latest cargo re-supply mission to the space station after a helium leak is detected in the Falcon launch vehicle.
15 Apr
A record 73% of beaches in the UK have "excellent" water quality because of last summer's dry weather, says the Marine Conservation Society.
15 Apr
Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.
14 Apr
Teams searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are to deploy the Bluefin-21 robotic submarine for the first time.
16 Apr
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
15 Apr
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners
12 Apr
A new treatment for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, say scientists after studies in Europe and the US.
14 Apr
The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.
11 Apr
The competition to manufacture the next generation of Europe's most important series of weather satellites is won by Airbus Defence and Space.
11 Apr
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
11 Apr
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.
10 Apr
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
15 Apr
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.
13 Apr
A long-awaited report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.
12 Apr
As the UN's climate panel meets in Berlin, Germany's fossil fuel industry is as busy as ever, reports David Shukman.
11 Apr
Pet rabbits need better legal protection in the UK, according to an animal welfare researcher.
10 Apr
Researchers say that plans to restrict wind farms to the seas around Britain will require significantly larger subsidies.
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