The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 25 min 43 sec ago
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:45
The head of the US transport safety agency say the investigation into the Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash in California could take up to 12 months.
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 17:44
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to scientists on the IPCC.
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:31
US investigators begin an inquiry into why a Virgin Galactic space rocket crashed on a test flight, killing one pilot.
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:49
Researchers in the US investigate whether the hum and rumble of urban life is what makes rhinos reluctant to breed in captivity.
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:17
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 19:33
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:55
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in a California desert after experiencing what the firm described as "a serious anomaly".
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:09
Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:11
Animal charity Peta takes out an advert in a US magazine complaining about One Direction's use of chimpanzees in the Steal My Girl video.
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:23
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:22
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:00
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:10
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:10
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04
Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:14
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:34
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:26
Keys are 4,000 years old but are their days numbered?
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:36
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:29
How jetpacks and driverless cars will change the cityscape