BBC News - Science & Environment
'Fake research' comes under scrutiny
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.
Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.
Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.
Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.
'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.
Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.
Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?
Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.
President jokes while signing space agency funding bill
President jokes while signing space agency funding bill
British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.
Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.
Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'
Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.
Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos
Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.
Secret of a sperm's success
How a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say.
How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers
New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.
Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.
Hans Rosling, population expert: Five last thoughts
In his last BBC interview, the statistician highlighted five key ways demographics are shaping the world.
Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.
Testing for 'defectives'
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.
Cardboard cribs
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?
The Foehn feeling
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.
Crustal attraction
Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.
Fake data threat
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.
Paleo artist
An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.
'Dispersal machines'
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.
Hi-tech tribe
How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.
Black tide
Fifty years ago, the supertanker the SS Torrey Canyon hit rocks off the coast of Cornwall, spilling more than 100,000 tonnes of crude oil. But it was the clear-up operation that led to the real environmental disaster.
Captivating science
The art of science - captivating scientific images from the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.