The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 min 29 sec ago
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:11
A lave flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now drawing close to homes.
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:46
A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:00
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:13
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:53
Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:49
Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:12
Plans are unveiled for a £97m supercomputer which will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:30
The high-stakes world of botanical crime
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:53
A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:50
Attempts to restrict population growth will not solve global sustainability issues in the short term, new research says.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:33
The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:29
The 10 trees to make the final of England's "Tree of the Year" competition are announced.
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:42
Into the assembly of the world's fastest car
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 17:20
A new £1.1m study led from Dundee University is to investigate whether eye tests can provide an "early warning" of Alzheimer's disease.
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 17:04
Australia's green energy firms hit by target cuts
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:51
DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence.
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 03:54
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre in Cumbria move their 1700 animals to a new home County Durham.
Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:15
10 things you may not have known about being amused
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:36
Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump by leaping from 135,890 feet (41,419 metres) beating Felix Baumgartner's record.
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 19:20
Unravelling the flocking habits of starlings