The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 44 min 4 sec ago
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 06:07
Fish farmers are rearing thousands of "cleaner fish" in the hope they will be able to guard Scotland's salmon stocks from a deadly parasite.
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 05:50
Astronomers are getting good views of Comet Ison, which has been brightening over the last two weeks.
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 04:49
Delegates at UN climate summit wrestle with two fossil fuels
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 04:18
A £1.4m observatory for nature lovers to get a better look at breeding ospreys and other wildlife is near completion at a reserve.
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 02:59
Who buys a 17m-long diplodocus?
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:47
Female mice that compete in promiscuous environments have sexier smelling sons, research finds.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:36
Britain's wildlife is not being protected because the government is failing to meet its own targets, a report from group of charities suggests.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:49
The government is failing to deliver a third of its commitments to protect the natural environment, a report by an umbrella group says.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:35
A zoo in the US state of Texas is investigating why a male lion suddenly attacked and killed a lioness in full view of visitors on Sunday.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 07:38
Volcanic Mount Sinbung in Sumatra, Indonesia, erupts, while Mount Etna, Italy, blows smoke rings.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 06:32
China's Tianhe-2 retains its status at the peak of the Top500 list of supercomputers, but IBM believes there are problems with the way it is calculated.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 05:05
How close are we to understanding dark matter?
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 00:12
Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant begin removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 23:27
Nasa's Maven mission launches on Monday, aimed at studying how and why Mars lost its atmosphere, once thought to be similar to Earth's.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:50
Young deer should also be killed when their mothers are shot, according to scientists.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:07
Environmental groups sharply criticise the Polish government for hosting a coal industry meeting while UN climate talks are held in the country.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:01
Is Poland's talk of a clean future for coal just a mirage?
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 08:20
Eruption from Mount Etna lights up the night sky over much of eastern Sicily.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 07:19
The Solar System is about to feel the force of the Sun's power when its magnetic field "flips" in the next few weeks.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 06:08
The US Maven mission to study Mars' atmosphere will launch on Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.