Death Star moon is 'wonky or watery'
16 Oct 2014 8:04:59
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed
16 Oct 2014 5:14:25
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.
Smart meters open to hack attack
16 Oct 2014 2:18:44
Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.
AUDIO: Patterson: MPs 'should end Climate Change Act'
16 Oct 2014 0:24:41
Parliament should scrap the Climate Change Act and we should stop "exaggerating" the effects of climate change, says Owen Patterson.
VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed
15 Oct 2014 0:23:20
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
Giant kangaroo 'walked on two feet'
15 Oct 2014 9:26:37
A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.
Ebola: How many people have died?
15 Oct 2014 5:23:28
Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed
Comet landing gets green light
15 Oct 2014 3:51:03
The European Space Agency confirms the decision to try to land a robot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 12 November.
UK science 'losing ground' to rivals
15 Oct 2014 0:28:08
Campaigners say the UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless current cutbacks are reversed.
Paterson in 'lights out' warning
15 Oct 2014 0:33:55
The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary is expected to say.
Boost for 'next generation' biofuels
14 Oct 2014 7:50:19
Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned.
Comet lander pictures its target
14 Oct 2014 4:50:24
The Philae robot, soon to try to land on Comet 67P, takes another dramatic image of the icy object.
Ebola treatments - how far off?
14 Oct 2014 2:18:17
How far away is a treatment and vaccine?
New form of space weather identified
14 Oct 2014 0:01:10
A new form of solar cloud is identified by research led by Dundee University into "space weather" emanating from the Sun.
Plants 'absorb more CO2 than thought'
14 Oct 2014 0:58:05
Global climate models under play the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants according to new research.
VIDEO: Mussels 'threat to UK waterways'
13 Oct 2014 8:34:32
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.
Snail named after marriage equality
13 Oct 2014 3:04:04
A new species of hermaphrodite land snail found in Taiwan has been named in support of marriage equality.
Woman finds three-inch leech in nose
13 Oct 2014 2:52:43
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
VIDEO: Why are these mussels a menace?
13 Oct 2014 9:28:13
A new species of mussel has been found in the UK which could be hugely damaging to British wildlife.
UK's 'Greatest Geosites' announced
13 Oct 2014 0:10:49
Geologists name the UK's top 100 geological sites, including 10 "people's favourites".
Should spy-planes fight US crime?
12 Oct 2014 3:41:48
Hi-res surveillance system causes US controversy
UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'
12 Oct 2014 3:02:18
Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
The First Spacewalk
12 Oct 2014 3:01:49
How the first human to take steps in outer space nearly didn't return to Earth
Ancient mosaic found at Greece tomb
12 Oct 2014 7:02:13
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
How English became language of science
11 Oct 2014 3:57:33
How the US changed the language of science