The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 28 min 41 sec ago
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:59
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:25
Measuring and tackling an invisible killer
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:51
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:34
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:24
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - filmed from the International Space Station.
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:41
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:07
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:04
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:00
For the first time since 1969, a new Antarctic atlas catalogues the 9,000-plus species that make their home in the Southern Ocean.
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:48
Iceland lowers the warning level to aviation from the Bardarbunga volcano, but say an eruption "cannot be excluded".
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:49
The National Zoo in Washington DC has been celebrating panda cub Bao Bao's first birthday.
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:05
Warning over electrical brain stimulation
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:26
Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:33
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:56
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:01
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests.
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:31
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:51
Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:09
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:23
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.