The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:11
The science and ethics behind the controversial technique
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:17
The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:53
Why isn't more data on Ebola being made public?
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 06:46
The UK satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat launches the second of its I5 series of spacecraft. - part of its next-generation Global Xpress constellation.
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 22:39
Scientists in France have a found a way to look inside fragile charred scrolls from the ancient Roman library in Herculaneum.
Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:29
NASA has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.
Sat, 01/31/2015 - 01:41
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:28
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:03
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 04:25
What do falling oil prices mean for green energy?
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 03:29
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a leak of a concluding study suggests.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:28
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:20
The giant bottlenose whale - one of the most mysterious marine mammals - forms long-term alliances that last many years, footage reveals.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:03
Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:15
Who'd win fantasy fight between diplodocus and blue whale?
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:36
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:26
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:55
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.
Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:52
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.