Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings
20 Dec 2016 6:40:15
Direct recordings have revealed what happens in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy environment, scientists say.
Brexit uncertainty 'corrosive' for science
20 Dec 2016 2:02:30
Uncertainty over the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU is having a "corrosive" effect on science.
Prostate cancer laser treatment 'truly transformative'
20 Dec 2016 1:13:12
Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".
Laser helps unlock antimatter secrets
19 Dec 2016 9:16:42
Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter.
'Casper octopod under threat from deep sea mining'
19 Dec 2016 9:14:29
A deep sea octopod, dubbed Casper after the film ghost, may be at risk from mining, scientists say.
Iron 'jet stream' detected in Earth's outer core
19 Dec 2016 7:56:34
Scientists say Earth's outer core contains a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.
Prehistoric porridge? First pots for plant cooking found
19 Dec 2016 6:49:09
Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.
China finds new love for wildlife films
19 Dec 2016 0:20:50
British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
'Phone seismometers' prove their worth
17 Dec 2016 1:12:41
An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.
UK fishing industry 'will need EU market access' post Brexit
17 Dec 2016 1:06:40
The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets after Brexit, a House of Lords report warns.
Mexico bid to save world's smallest vaquita porpoise
16 Dec 2016 2:01:37
Mexican authorities try to save the world's smallest porpoise by seizing illegal fishing nets.
Road-free areas need better protection, study says
16 Dec 2016 1:38:56
A global map of areas without roads shows large tracts of wilderness remain unprotected.
A walk through a laser-scanned forest
16 Dec 2016 0:02:14
Why scientists are weighing the rainforests with lasers.
Antarctic 'pole of ignorance' finally addressed
15 Dec 2016 2:01:05
European scientists have flown instruments back and forth across the South Pole to map its hidden depths.
Earth’s driest desert once had lakes
15 Dec 2016 8:02:10
The Atacama Desert - the driest desert on Earth - may once have had lakes and wetlands, scientists report.
Former Nasa chief scientist warns Trump over access to data
15 Dec 2016 7:55:24
Limiting access to federal research would do an "enormous disservice" to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist.
Pegasus rocket launches from underside of plane
15 Dec 2016 6:05:35
Small satellites, meant to detect wind speed in stormy weather, blast off over Cape Canaveral on an air-launched rocket.
EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years
15 Dec 2016 3:39:17
Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.
Babies made from three people approved in UK
15 Dec 2016 1:28:55
Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.
Light pollution dampens urban robins' song
15 Dec 2016 0:56:43
The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.
New marine life found in deep sea vents
15 Dec 2016 3:41:00
Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.
New spider species resembles Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'
15 Dec 2016 3:18:43
A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.
15 Dec 2016 0:51:47
Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.
How do you drill into a 500C volcano?
14 Dec 2016 2:50:10
Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.
Geologists target 500C volcano's energy
14 Dec 2016 2:41:14
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.