The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 25 sec ago
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:34
Higher levels of a compound known as non-structural carbohydrates boost tropical trees' chances of surviving droughts, a study suggests.
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:51
The British Trust for Ornithology wants members of the public to report their observations to help study the behaviour of some of our cleverest garden birds, rooks.
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 01:54
A bat is recorded for the first time on the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda, says the National Trust for Scotland.
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 01:11
Beavers living wild in Devon are to be caught and "rehomed" in captivity, the government says.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:57
Malaria parasites may change the smell of infected mice, researchers say.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:47
Scientists in the US have developed miniature balls which help stop catastrophic internal bleeding in injured mice.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:34
Robots could soon be roaming over decommissioned nuclear sites and abandoned coal mines in the UK to test their ability to work autonomously.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:48
'Pillinger Point' - a tribute to British space scientist Colin Pillinger
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:45
How one British doctor fought for hay fever sufferers to be believed.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:43
What does Higgs boson tell us about lifetime of the Universe?
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:08
The British Trust for Ornithology is asking the public to help study the behaviour of rooks, one of our most intelligent garden birds.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 09:29
The US space agency is set to put a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory into orbit - a re-build of a satellite destroyed on launch five years ago.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 06:01
Plans to build Europe's largest new nuclear project in Cumbria take a step forward after Toshiba and GDF Suez sign a deal to develop the site.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:51
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 01:25
How a gamekeeper's dog in southern Scotland is playing its part in helping to preserve the native red squirrel population.
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 20:42
Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs while magpie mothers are still sitting on their nests, a study reveals.
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 17:57
Women should not worry about using sperm from older donors as the success rate is the same as for younger men, doctors say.
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:40
US space agency Nasa has successfully tested a flying-saucer shaped space craft that could help scientists plan future missions to Mars.
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:08
A new technique known as "supercooling" can preserve organs for days before they are transplanted, US researchers claim.
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:34
A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted swimming in an estuary near St Mawes in Cornwall.