The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
Beatboxer Jason Singh spoke to BBC Breakfast to explain why he is inspired by birdsong and show off his skills at imitating our feathered friends.
Can a Zen-like approach help flood-threatened countries?
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, is re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?
Getting more details out of a suspect's fingerprints
Why climate change is bad news for your cuppa
Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark achievement for biological engineering.
How climate change is threatening Zanzibar's seaweed industry
The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen makes headlines in Sweden, where it is dubbed "Ratzilla".
Richard Lancaster gives the BBC a guided tour of Stevenage's own indoor version of the Red Planet, and explains how it is being used to test the ExoMars rover.
A giant sand pit built in Stevenage in England is being used to test the rover that Europe plans to send to the Red Planet in 2018.
Two people in England develop tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.
The European Space Agency has published the “longlist” of eight sites it is considering as a destination to land the ExoMars rover in 2019.
Teaching children to use their hands when doing maths is a good way to improve understanding, research suggests.
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb with changes in the early development of the brain.
Top British garden birds revealed
Using pheromones to find your match
What's it like to tweet from Space?