The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 48 min ago
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:35
A zoo in the US state of Texas is investigating why a male lion suddenly attacked and killed a lioness in full view of visitors on Sunday.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 07:38
Volcanic Mount Sinbung in Sumatra, Indonesia, erupts, while Mount Etna, Italy, blows smoke rings.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 06:32
China's Tianhe-2 retains its status at the peak of the Top500 list of supercomputers, but IBM believes there are problems with the way it is calculated.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 05:05
How close are we to understanding dark matter?
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 00:12
Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant begin removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 23:27
Nasa's Maven mission launches on Monday, aimed at studying how and why Mars lost its atmosphere, once thought to be similar to Earth's.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:50
Young deer should also be killed when their mothers are shot, according to scientists.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:07
Environmental groups sharply criticise the Polish government for hosting a coal industry meeting while UN climate talks are held in the country.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:01
Is Poland's talk of a clean future for coal just a mirage?
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 08:20
Eruption from Mount Etna lights up the night sky over much of eastern Sicily.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 07:19
The Solar System is about to feel the force of the Sun's power when its magnetic field "flips" in the next few weeks.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 06:08
The US Maven mission to study Mars' atmosphere will launch on Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 16:15
Jeremy Howell reports on the science of growing crops in the desert conditions of the Middle East.
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 16:04
The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has urged countries to take urgent action on climate change, as UN talks enter their second week.
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 17:27
Is it right to waste helium on children's balloons?
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 04:15
The government has announced a consultation over proposals to strengthen the powers of the forensic regulator's office in England and Wales.
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 03:33
Two dinosaurs thought to have been locked in combat when they died are to be auctioned in New York next week.
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 03:15
More than 6 tonnes of illegal ivory were crushed in the US.
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:16
A fragile quantum memory state persists at room temperature for a record 39 minutes - overcoming a barrier to ultrafast computers.
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 17:36
Can the Congo River be harnessed to power the continent?