The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 24 min ago
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:23
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:14
Pregnant women are often told what to eat and what to avoid but sound advice can get lost in a mix of badly-reported science and old wives' tales.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:11
Michael Mosley on why he snacked on his own blood
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:11
Is your personality suited to the place you live? New research maps the personality of 380 locations in Great Britain.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:37
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is proceeding slowly, with one section of the vast machine trailing behind the other seven in its preparations.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:46
Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:52
A study suggests that non-native plant species do not pose a risk to native flora, as widely assumed, because negative impacts are limited to localised areas.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 03:35
Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:42
Solar energy could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government forecasts.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 18:31
Scientists report a new species of giant amphibian after digging up multiple fossils from an ancient, dried-up lake where hundreds of the beasts probably died.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:23
Scientists in central Australia discover what they say is a 400km-wide underground asteroid crater - the largest impact area ever found.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 16:09
The capability of the latest intelligent robots is forcing us to address how far we want these machines integrated into our lives and the sort of "human" relationship we'll have with them.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:01
David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:21
Taking money out of Europe's research budget for a special economic stimulus plan will end up boosting science, claims Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:07
US researchers are investigating ways to extract the gold and precious metals from human faeces.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:00
Planting farmland with strips of flowers can boost the number of wild bumblebees, but rarer species need special attention, a study has confirmed.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:36
The National Trust says climate change is the "biggest threat" to the land it protects, as the charity unveils a 10-year plan to help the environment.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:39
Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:07
Meet the hunters ignoring the Ebola bushmeat ban
Sun, 03/22/2015 - 21:16
One of William Smith's original 1815 geological maps of England, Wales and part of Scotland is re-discovered in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its making.