The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 57 min 29 sec ago
A senior researcher at the Large Hadron Collider says a new particle could be detected this year that is even more exciting than the Higgs boson.
Hopes are high that over 60 stranded pilot whales have survived after they were refloated by whale conservation workers and volunteers.
Researchers in London are storing digital videos of the beating hearts of more than 1,500 people, along with their genetic data.
When Large Hadron Collider fires up again after its upgrade, scientists will be hoping to find a new particle they say could "rock the world".
Doctors have stored more than one and a half thousand beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.
Scientists who study geoengineering say Earth's next major volcanic eruption will be a good test of whether the intervention technique might help mitigate global warming.
California scientists have given details of a telescope camera they are assembling to study "dark energy".
The UK's political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
An international team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to finally eradicate polio.
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest with a drone-mounted laser to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.
Could an algorithm help you find true love?
The UK's three main political leaders make a pledge to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
Space agency Nasa has released a time-lapse video showing the Sun over period of nearly five years - capturing one frame every eight hours.
UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a draft text for a new climate agreement to be discussed in Paris in December.
After Scientists said that they want to send messages to aliens - BBC World viewers have their say on what they would tell extraterrestrial life.
Our digital data, such as photos and documents, could be lost forever if we are unable to find ways of preserving old formats while new technologies take hold.
Millions of us routinely upload photos and other personal information onto the internet, believing it will stay safe and be easily accessible.
Ultrasound images of a baby pygmy hippopotamus kicking inside its mother's womb have been released by Melbourne Zoo.
Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.
The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world's largest colony of gannets following a count by experts.