The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 19 min 10 sec ago
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:13
Why the next artificial intelligence apps should be smarter than Siri
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:02
Science editor David Shukman explains what is causing the heavy rain, strong winds and severe flooding which has struck parts of the UK.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:04
High-resolution satellite imagery is used to automatically count southern right whales swimming off Argentina's coast – a development that could greatly assist the animals’ conservation.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:02
The US Army is testing a smart-rifle technology that promises to only fire if a target is properly lined-up and can compensate for weather conditions
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:52
Leaders from 40 states are gathering in London to discuss the illegal wildlife trade.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:47
China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover has been declared dead on the surface of the Moon, state media have reported.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:31
A sinkhole swallows eight rare automobiles at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky, including two vehicles on loan.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 08:38
"The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever" if poaching is allowed to eradicate endangered species, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:21
The Met Office issues its first "red warning" of the winter with winds of up to 100mph expected to batter west Wales and north-west England.
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 04:32
Will we ever learn flooding lessons?
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 04:31
Organised crime targets the wildlife trade
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 18:22
Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 17:03
A dataset, described as the largest of it kind, assesses the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 16:16
Mark Lowen visits an elephant orphanage in Kenya's Tsavo national park to see the effects of wildlife poaching.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:48
The EU is set to approve a new type of genetically modified maize for cultivation despite huge opposition.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 08:42
A seal is spotted on the banks of the River Wye in Monmouth after venturing 15 miles up the river which is swollen by the rain.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 07:06
For the first time, scientists have placed tiny motors inside live human cells and steered them magnetically.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:40
Illegal wildlife hunting is on the increase in Afghanistan, threatening several vulnerable species, campaigners say.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 04:30
Groundwater levels are so high in some parts of the country that flooding is likely to persist for weeks or even months, reports suggest.
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 02:47
A research project started by conservationist Sir Peter Scott, recording the unique faces of migratory swans visiting Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, is celebrating its 50th year.