The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 17 min 46 sec ago
Australian photographer explores Greenland
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.
US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
A report published today claims that banning too many pesticides will lead to lower yields on farm, which in turn could result in an increase in food imports, and job losses
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life
Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.
Scientists believe they have traced the origin of copulation to fish found in a Scottish lake 385 million years ago.