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The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.
Two young red pandas have produced twins just over a year after their arrival at an East Sussex zoo.
Does the disappearance of wild honey bees matter?
A location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in the north west Highlands has been designated as a Scottish wildcat sanctuary.
Purple buddleia flowers are everywhere on the railway network. Are they a troublesome foreign invader?
Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.
A meeting is held to discuss a £60m project to convert a disused quarry into a dinosaur museum.
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 porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.
New Zealand approves mass poisoning to protect native wildlife.
Scientists are searching for a new antibiotic and they hope that beekeepers can help.
Scientists looking for a new antibiotic are testing Welsh honey samples to see if they can provide a solution.
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.
A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.
How to turn a wish into a virtual butterfly at Barbican's Digital Revolution exhibition
Hw much did science inform the new Planet of the Apes film?
People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.
Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
RSPB Scotland is urging people to discard unwanted plastic bags carefully after a rare bird was photographed with one caught in its beak.
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.