The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 min 24 sec ago
Dutch authorities say some 50,000 tonnes of meat sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat.
Life of the test-tube baby pioneer
Scientists gain a remarkable insight into the very earliest stage of dinosaur development - their life inside the egg.
Professor Sir Robert Edwards, whose work led to the world's first test-tube baby in 1978, dies at the age of 87.
Black and white bat from South Sudan belongs to new group
Scientists say they have found a new target to beat breast cancer - male hormones like testosterone.
A cyclist killed in a crash in central London was a talented scientist doing research on global warming, her university says.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iran's Bushehr province, killing at least 37 people but leaving a nearby nuclear power plant unaffected, officials say.
What can science tell us about our tipples?
A treasury of Roman London is uncovered
One of the UK's rarest birds, the stone curlew, is being put at risk by the cold spring, the RSPB says, as several are found dead.
Peter Higgs on life, the universe and everything
A material designed to mimic the hooked hairs found on the underside of leaves could help trap and control bedbugs, the Journal of the Royal Society Interface reports.
The UK's nature reserves act as 'ecological welcome mats' to new species, according to scientists.
UK scientists to create a wiring diagram of a baby's brain
How Prozac changed the way people think
The 2010 Icelandic volcanic eruption, which disrupted flights across Europe, also had a "significant but short-lived" impact on the North Atlantic, a study says.
Researchers believe that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is not a major cause of earthquakes that can be felt.
UK researchers develop an air-dropped projectile to put instruments in some of the most inaccessible places in Antarctica.
UK researchers have embarked on a mission to discover how nerves connect in a baby's brain as it develops in the womb and after birth.