The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Click’s Spencer Kelly finds out more about the toilet which could make our towns and cities more sustainable.
Scientists say there was a widespread extinction of bees 66 million years ago, at the same time as the event that killed off the dinosaurs.
Children are being urged to take back their "wild time" by playing outside more to regain a connection with the natural world.
It is a year to the day since the news that ash dieback had been found in Britain's native woodland was officially confirmed. The Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on the status quo of the ash dieback.
Archaeologists in Peru have found two mummies more than 1,000 years old in a suburb of the capital, Lima.
Should our woodlands be managed or left entirely in the hands of nature?
A new colony of water voles is captured on film using a hidden camera in the Kennet and Avon canal.
Archaeologists in Peru find two mummies thought to be more than 1,000 years old at an ancient burial site in a suburb of the capital, Lima.
Nature reclaims abandoned railway in the centre of Paris
Scientists identify thousands of small regions of DNA that influence the way facial features develop.
Astronomers have discovered the seventh planet orbiting a distant star, which they describe as one of the richest planetary systems known to science.
It is not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking and employers should bear this in mind, say the authors of a new study.
A team of international astronomers has discovered the most distant galaxy in the universe.
National Trust director-general Dame Helen Ghosh says the conservation charity has an "open mind" about allowing fracking being carried out on its land.
Could Concorde ever take to the skies again?
The Liberal Democrats accuse David Cameron of making a "panicky U-turn" after he announces a review of green energy taxes, but the PM says the move will drive down bills.
Greenpeace activists held in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling face lesser charges of hooliganism rather than piracy, officials say.
What are they and how do they affect our bills?
An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy yet.
The pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire is to be extended for a further eight weeks, Natural England confirms.