UN agrees negotiating text for Paris
13 Feb 2015 3:16:11
Global climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a formal negotiating text for the climate summit in Paris in December.
Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age
13 Feb 2015 1:25:31
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.
Rock gannet colony is world largest
13 Feb 2015 0:11:13
The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world's largest colony of gannets following a count by experts.
'I'm close to a one-way ticket to Mars'
13 Feb 2015 5:27:26
Why this 24-year-old wants a one-way trip
Conservation concern for UK insects
13 Feb 2015 2:31:30
More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.
US 'at risk of mega-drought future'
13 Feb 2015 0:18:53
The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.
Plastic heading for oceans quantified
12 Feb 2015 9:38:42
About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, a new scientific assessment suggests.
Scientist: 'Try to contact aliens'
12 Feb 2015 9:38:13
Scientists at a US meeting have said it is now time to actively try to contact intelligent life on other worlds.
Dogs 'can spot happy human faces'
12 Feb 2015 8:01:29
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a study suggests.
Ocean carbon leak 'ended Ice Age'
12 Feb 2015 2:35:55
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.
Farmland bird count comes to an end
12 Feb 2015 1:32:52
A major count of farmland birds has concluded with sightings of several rare species.
Art and science collide to reopen Whitworth gallery
12 Feb 2015 5:49:10
Making new art from old in a Nobel Prize winner's lab
VIDEO: Do dogs know a happy face?
12 Feb 2015 0:16:40
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a touch-screen study reveals.
VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches
11 Feb 2015 3:45:24
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a weather satellite successfully launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its third attempt.
'Space weather' mission launches
11 Feb 2015 3:43:00
The Deep Space Climate Observatory launches from Florida on a mission to monitor both the Sun and the Earth.
Darwin finches' messy family tree
11 Feb 2015 0:19:21
DNA analysis reveals frequent interbreeding between Darwin's famous Galapagos finches, and uncovers a gene linked to their different beak shapes.
VIDEO: How do you save an endangered pear?
11 Feb 2015 4:51:40
Students at a college in Bedfordshire are trying to save an type of cooking pear, which is through have been first cultivated in the 13th century.
Popcorn's perfect recipe revealed
11 Feb 2015 3:50:10
Physicists in France work out several details of what makes popcorn pop, including the critical temperature required.
Europe's mini 'spaceplane' launches
11 Feb 2015 3:40:25
The European Space Agency launches its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.
Toucan 'to get prosthetic beak'
11 Feb 2015 1:58:32
A toucan in Costa Rica, which lost part of its beak in an attack by youths, looks set to be fitted with a prosthetic replacement.
Urban areas 'provide haven' for bees
11 Feb 2015 2:57:29
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.
Europe's mini 'spaceplane' set to fly
11 Feb 2015 2:38:22
The European Space Agency is about to launch a wedge-shaped craft around the Earth to test critical technologies needed for controlled re-entry into the atmosphere.
A curious British airship experiment
11 Feb 2015 1:52:10
The strange experiment on UK's 720ft airship
Taking the robot dog for a walk
10 Feb 2015 4:18:12
Google unveils its latest robot - Spot
Canyon cut by short, savage floods
10 Feb 2015 3:56:19
Geologists find that a huge canyon in Iceland was created by a few short days of catastrophic flooding, separated by thousands of years.