The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 27 min 35 sec ago
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:46
An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 07:57
A man in East Texas is wounded after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted and hit him, the local sheriff says.
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:27
There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:51
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:58
Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:01
It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:06
Mark Clampin from Nasa explains how the James Webb Space Telescope will help us to see even deeper into the Universe.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:03
The BBC examines whether an aeroplane part found in Reunion could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:56
Spectacular image competition winners
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:06
The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:46
The AA joins green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:24
The social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:58
Past space missions that have changed our understanding
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:08
The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:06
Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:03
Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:54
People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:00
The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:49
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:01
Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds are set to return to the site where they were originally created to mark the show's 50th anniversary.