Cameron completing cabinet reshuffle
11 May 2015 0:55:04
David Cameron is appointing his new cabinet with Amber Rudd, John Whittingdale and Sajid Javid among those promoted - but there's no job for Boris Johnson.
70 million animal mummies: Egypt’s dark secret
10 May 2015 3:44:43
Why did Ancient Egyptians mummify animals in their millions?
Animal mummy 'scandal' revealed
10 May 2015 3:39:06
A scanning project suggests that about a third of Ancient Egypt's animal mummies are empty.
Dazzled by Australia's precious opals
08 May 2015 1:34:32
Already legally defined as Australia's "National Gemstone", the country's precious opals are punting for a new international designation - that of Global Heritage Stone Resource.
Himalayan 'drop after Nepal quake'
08 May 2015 8:08:15
The height of a swath of the Himalayas has dropped by around one metre as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, scientists say.
Kenya opens anti-poaching laboratory
08 May 2015 5:44:19
A forensic laboratory opens in Kenya that will build up a DNA database of wild animals to help secure successful prosecutions of poachers
Rogue spacecraft burns up on re-entry
08 May 2015 3:39:14
The Russian space agency says its out-of-control Progress spacecraft has burnt up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
Facebook studies news feed balance
07 May 2015 0:49:25
Our own choices stop us from reading ideologically challenging content more than Facebook's algorithms, according to a study by the company's own researchers.
Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found
07 May 2015 6:21:38
Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd.
VIDEO: Ants may hold key to search and rescue
07 May 2015 3:49:30
Ant behaviour may hold the key to developing for more effective techniques for search and rescue.
CO2 levels reach monthly record
07 May 2015 1:46:02
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.
Bloodhound Diary: 'Speed bumps' on the way to 1,000mph
07 May 2015 0:16:08
Who said building a 1,000mph car would be easy?
VIDEO: Bird poll gets Britons all in a flutter
07 May 2015 8:02:43
The polls may close tonight in Britain's general election but there is another big vote happening to find out Britain's favourite bird.
Invasive ants are extreme excavators
07 May 2015 2:22:09
Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.
'Last of US-German Moon team' dies
07 May 2015 1:12:32
Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.
VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels
07 May 2015 0:20:43
An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.
Microbe is relative of complex life
06 May 2015 1:45:47
A newly discovered microbe could help solve one of the most controversial puzzles in modern biology.
Spacecraft 'to fall back on Friday'
06 May 2015 1:05:57
A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.
VIDEO: Japan giant solar farm from the air
06 May 2015 0:03:34
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a vast solar farm in Okinawa to see how Japan is trying to move on from nuclear power.
Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam
06 May 2015 6:41:12
British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.
Forests 'pivotal' for food security
06 May 2015 6:23:06
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.
Election 2015: What's important for rural voters?
06 May 2015 1:12:02
The vote of those living in the countryside is crucial in this election, but what issues are important to them?
SpaceX to test launch abort system
06 May 2015 8:21:47
SpaceX is set to conduct an unmanned test of the launch escape system it will use on its Dragon astronaut capsule.
Tornado as storms hit north Germany
05 May 2015 3:51:28
Violent storms sweep northern Germany, triggering a tornado that hit a small town and leaving one person dead in Hamburg.
Evolution of 50 years of pop tracked
05 May 2015 3:34:11
The evolution of thousands of pop songs spanning from 1960 to 2010 is analysed by scientists.