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Four-winged dinosaur found in China

16th July 2014
The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.

Twins born to 'good match' pandas

15th July 2014
Two young red pandas have produced twins just over a year after their arrival at an East Sussex zoo.

Wild bees disappear across the UK

15th July 2014
Does the disappearance of wild honey bees matter?

Scottish wildcat 'safe haven' set up

15th July 2014
A location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in the north west Highlands has been designated as a Scottish wildcat sanctuary.

The plant that dominates Britain's railways

15th July 2014
Purple buddleia flowers are everywhere on the railway network. Are they a troublesome foreign invader?

Haul of giant snails seized in LA

15th July 2014
Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.

Jurassica plans unveiled at meeting

14th July 2014
A meeting is held to discuss a £60m project to convert a disused quarry into a dinosaur museum.

Kayakers haul rare tuna fish ashore

14th July 2014
A group of kayakers tow a "monster" bluefin tuna fish to a Cornish beach after it is found floating in the sea.

Dolphin attacks on bay porpoises

14th July 2014
Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.

NZ fights 'plague' of stoats and rats

14th July 2014
New Zealand approves mass poisoning to protect native wildlife.

AUDIO: Honey could be key to new antibiotic

14th July 2014
Scientists are searching for a new antibiotic and they hope that beekeepers can help.

'Antibiotic' honey search begins

14th July 2014
Scientists looking for a new antibiotic are testing Welsh honey samples to see if they can provide a solution.

China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

12th July 2014
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.

Rare butterflies 'buck trend'

12th July 2014
A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.

VIDEO: Turning a wish into a butterfly

11th July 2014
How to turn a wish into a virtual butterfly at Barbican's Digital Revolution exhibition

How much science in new Planet of the Apes film?

11th July 2014
Hw much did science inform the new Planet of the Apes film?

Warning after jellyfish sighting

11th July 2014
People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.

VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale

10th July 2014
Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.

Rare bird image sparks bags warning

10th July 2014
RSPB Scotland is urging people to discard unwanted plastic bags carefully after a rare bird was photographed with one caught in its beak.

VIDEO: Explorer emerges after living underwater

10th July 2014
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.