The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Young parrotfish rapidly expand their coral reef home range but only until they reach adulthood, scientists find
Singapore's Marine Life Park is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the world's largest aquarium, but it has already come under the scrutiny of environmentalist and critics.
Researchers think they have found out how some of the largest dinosaurs to have walked on Earth managed to support their weight.
Research in mice indicates that using steroids can have muscle building benefits for far longer than previously believed.
The BBC joins scientists in New Mexico who are fitting transmitters to golden eagles to help determine what is killing them in alarming numbers.
US police are using a James Bond-like tool to make car chases safer and the firm behind the gadget wants to bring them to the UK.
A railway line underneath the Bosphorus Strait opens in Istanbul, Turkey, the world's first sea tunnel connecting Europe and Asia.
William C Lowe, who supervised the birth of IBM's first personal computer, dies aged 72 from a heart attack.
The Gloucestershire badger cull may not reach the target of killing 70% of badgers even after an eight-week extension, official documents confirm.
US space agency Nasa is preparing to launch its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) spacecraft next month to probe the atmosphere on the Red Planet.
Parents are risking their babies' health because of a surge in the popularity of swaddling, according to an orthopaedic surgeon.
How does the 2013 storm compare?
Communities dependent upon the world's tropical forests can estimate an area's carbon stocks as effectively as hi-tech systems, a study shows.
Concerns that Britain's ageing electrical grid has limited capacity for renewable energy has sparked a race to get connected.
The flying camera that will change the way TV reporters work
The storm that lashed across southern Britain was spotted and analysed by the Met Office using technology which accurately predicted its path and impact.
A British man is accused of hacking into a series of high-profile US networks, including the US Army and Nasa, to steal personal information.
UK researchers say they have achieved 10Gbit/s wireless data speeds using light from micro-LED light bulbs.
A new radar system that could help detect roadside bombs and takes its inspiration from the way dolphins communicate has been developed by UK scientists.
England's chief vet has rejected accusations his advice to ministers on the badger cull risked bringing the veterinary profession into disrepute.