The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 min 18 sec ago
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:24
A group of space enthusiasts have spoken to the BBC about why it might be worth living on Mars.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 08:29
Mental tasks are impaired at high altitude, meaning big decisions are best avoided, says the first UK professor of aerospace medicine.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 07:28
A revamp of planning rules in Scotland could see wind farms being outlawed in the country's national parks and designated scenic areas.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 06:53
The idea that humans nearly became extinct because of a super-volcano eruption 75,000 ago is not supported by new data from Africa, scientists say.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 05:57
A Spanish doctor accused of running one of the world's largest sports doping rings is given a one year suspended sentence for endangering public health.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 05:02
The spaceplane being developed by UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson has made its first powered flight.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 02:59
Babies who sweat more when faced with scary situations show less aggression at the age of three, according to research by Cardiff University.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 01:57
An enormous hurricane at Saturn's northern reaches - with an eye 2,000km across - has been pictured by the Cassini spacecraft.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:09
A team at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched a project to re-create the first web page.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 18:54
Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered virus can be used to heal their damaged and struggling hearts.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 17:05
Retailers use tech to tailor your perfect fit - outside the booth
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 16:18
Premier League teams mine performance data to gain edge
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:23
The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:13
Can we achieve gender equality in space?
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 09:29
The largest group of living whales believed to have been seen travelling together in or near the Firth of Forth is recorded by pilots from the air.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 09:27
One of China's largest jellyfish aquariums opens in the city of Fushun in north-east China with more than 3,000 jellyfish on display.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 09:06
The European Space Agency says its flagship Herschel telescope, the most powerful infrared observatory ever put in orbit, has run out of coolant and stopped working.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 08:43
The spaceplane being developed by UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson makes its first powered flight, igniting its rocket engine to go supersonic above California's Mojave Desert.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 08:31
US-based researchers test pairing a robotic snake with a search-and-rescue dog in a simulated exercise in a collapsed building.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 06:13
Scientists still divided over pesticide effects on bees