The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 min 27 sec ago
2 hours 12 min ago
The former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, sings his version of David Bowie's Space Oddity on BBC News
3 hours 4 min ago
Recent variability in the ozone hole is driven by the weather - not ozone-destroying chemicals, scientists believe.
4 hours 13 min ago
A mummified dinosaur provides evidence the scaly animals had fleshy head combs, say scientists.
5 hours 11 min ago
Giant plumes of water may be spouting from Jupiter's icy moon Europa - one of the likeliest places to find alien life in the Solar System.
8 hours 5 min ago
The US space agency is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station.
8 hours 26 min ago
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield describes how seeing the earth from space changed his view on the world.
10 hours 9 min ago
A man-made material able to re-grow parts previously removed could be used to make armour, self-healing paint or tyres, researchers say.
11 hours 54 sec ago
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:06
A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra holds a remarkable record of big tsunamis in the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 17:01
The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 17:01
Genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:05
The US food safety regulator is moving to phase out some use of antibiotics in livestock in an effort to curb growing microbial antibiotic resistance.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 07:06
A documentary explains why avalanches caused so many deaths and accidents in the Scottish mountains last winter.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 04:30
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life from Earth to Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa, researchers say.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 02:18
Russian President Vladimir Putin tells his military leadership they should build up their forces in the Arctic as a priority.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 02:14
'If mum takes her mask off, we are all at risk'
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 01:57
Dr James Farrell from the University of Utah discusses the supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US.
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 00:55
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 21:59
A soldier injured in battle is believed to be the first person in the UK to control a bionic arm with his mind.
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:04
Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.