VIDEO: Bats reveal their inner compass
04 Dec 2014 1:10:46
A study of fruit bats as they fly and land upside-down reveals a 3-D compass in their brains, researchers say.
VIDEO: From thriving community to graveyard
04 Dec 2014 9:59:15
As a key UN climate change conference continues, BBC News visits a Nepali village destroyed by a landslide and finds a lack of funds is delaying protection projects.
Genetic diversity of Africa revealed
04 Dec 2014 5:09:47
Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight
04 Dec 2014 4:56:52
Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future
04 Dec 2014 1:25:38
Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
Project to solve Stegosaurus mystery
03 Dec 2014 2:31:09
Scientists at London's Natural History Museum have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a Stegosaurus skeleton.
VIDEO: How to build a stegosaurus skeleton
03 Dec 2014 2:00:12
Scientists have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a stegosaurus skeleton.
Driverless car UK test cities named
03 Dec 2014 8:04:46
Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.
Major deltas 'could be drowned'
03 Dec 2014 8:02:49
Sea-level rise and river engineering "spell disaster" for many of the world's river deltas, say scientists.
What makes different years warmer or colder?
03 Dec 2014 5:03:46
What makes temperatures vary from year to year?
World on course for warmest year
03 Dec 2014 5:02:34
This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.
Osborne: UK lead role in Mars mission
03 Dec 2014 3:16:27
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has given some details of the government's previous financial commitments to science.
Meat consumption risks climate goals
03 Dec 2014 0:58:26
An "awareness gap" among consumers about the impact of the livestock sector threatens to undermine efforts to curb climate change, a report warns.
Warmest year on record predicted
03 Dec 2014 4:14:11
Forecasters believe this year could be the UK's warmest for almost 250 years, as measured by the world's oldest record of temperature.
VIDEO: Controversial DNA test comes to UK
03 Dec 2014 2:39:18
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US launches in the UK.
Medieval city 'detected' by experts
03 Dec 2014 1:25:04
A detailed plan of a medieval city near Salisbury in Wiltshire is produced by experts without the need for a single archaeological dig.
Does rampant AI threaten humanity?
02 Dec 2014 7:03:52
Are we really at risk of smart machines killing us off?
Richard III DNA: Infidelity surprise
02 Dec 2014 6:11:26
Analysis of Richard III's DNA has thrown up surprising evidence of infidelity somewhere in his family tree.
Hawking: AI could end human race
02 Dec 2014 3:02:48
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race".
Controversial DNA test comes to UK
02 Dec 2014 0:14:42
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US has been approved for use in the UK by regulators.
HIV evolving 'into milder form'
01 Dec 2014 1:41:38
HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.
Scientists make enzymes from scratch
01 Dec 2014 6:17:40
Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.
Ministers to chart Ariane future
01 Dec 2014 2:31:43
Europe's research ministers gather on Tuesday to consider the future of the Ariane rocket and the space station.
US footballers 'show brain changes'
01 Dec 2014 6:00:01
After one season of playing American football, some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains even when they did not suffer concussion, a small study suggests.
Climate talks open as world heats up
01 Dec 2014 3:12:24
Delegates are set to meet in Peru to try and agree a negotiating text for a new global climate deal to be signed at the end of 2015.