The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.
More and more jellyfish are being spotted on the UK's coastline during the summer months, and now scientists have decided to try and find out why.
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.
A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.
The beaches where Lego keeps washing up
UK Climate Secretary travels the world for emissions deal
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.
The Glasgow Science Centre tower has reopened to the public after being closed for almost four years.
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
A sea eagle chick, featured on BBC Springwatch, which was seen being pushed out of the nest by an intruder eagle successfully flies the nest.
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
Sir David Attenborough has urged the public to look for butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.