The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 6 min 42 sec ago
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 17:00
Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 03:50
Beatboxer Jason Singh spoke to BBC Breakfast to explain why he is inspired by birdsong and show off his skills at imitating our feathered friends.
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:41
Can a Zen-like approach help flood-threatened countries?
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:58
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, is re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:35
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:16
How fingerprints can detail a suspect's activities before a crime is committed
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:12
Why climate change is bad news for your cuppa
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:00
Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark achievement for biological engineering.
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:46
How climate change is threatening Zanzibar's seaweed industry
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:02
Richard Lancaster gives the BBC a guided tour of Stevenage's own indoor version of the Red Planet, and explains how it is being used to test the ExoMars rover.
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:08
A giant sand pit built in Stevenage in England is being used to test the rover that Europe plans to send to the Red Planet in 2018.
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 05:00
The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen makes headlines in Sweden, where it is dubbed "Ratzilla".
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:02
Two people in England develop tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:37
The European Space Agency has published the “longlist” of eight sites it is considering as a destination to land the ExoMars rover in 2019.
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:29
Teaching children to use their hands when doing maths is a good way to improve understanding, research suggests.
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:52
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:48
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb with changes in the early development of the brain.
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:12
Top British garden birds revealed
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:05
Using pheromones to find your match
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:45
What's it like to tweet from Space?