Planet Nine's profile fleshed out
08 Apr 2016 4:23:39
Astrophysicists outline what Planet Nine might be like - if indeed it exists.
Lab cooks up sugars from 'comet ice'
08 Apr 2016 1:04:40
Experiments show how ribose - an important sugar for life - can form when a simple icy mixture is hit by UV light.
Baby wombat becomes tourism ambassador
08 Apr 2016 8:45:10
An online competition to become the "chief wombat cuddler" of a baby wombat in Tasmania, has made the tiny marsupial something of a celebrity.
Clue to Neanderthal breeding barrier
08 Apr 2016 8:34:37
Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the extent of interbreeding between the two groups.
VIDEO: BBC reporter takes Antarctic dip
07 Apr 2016 3:04:53
While reporting from the Antarctic, the BBC's Victoria Gill takes a dip in the near-freezing sea.
'Key piece of ageing puzzle' identified
07 Apr 2016 6:01:01
A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.
Food waste key in emissions cuts
07 Apr 2016 3:46:32
Reducing food waste and changing the way people consume calories will help deliver a sustainable food system and reduce emissions, a study suggests.
Public asked to aid Antarctic research
07 Apr 2016 2:17:35
British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.
VIDEO: Counting penguins in the classroom
07 Apr 2016 2:14:45
How a newly launched Antarctic citizen science project allows young amateur explorers to adopt and monitor their own penguin colony.
Exploding stars left mark on Earth
06 Apr 2016 8:26:22
Two studies confirm that multiple supernovae have showered the Earth with radiation within the last few million years.
Computer paints 'new Rembrandt'
06 Apr 2016 1:22:03
A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others produce a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt.
'Mystery voyage' of Scottish island deer
06 Apr 2016 7:51:44
Red deer on the outer Scottish islands were probably brought there in boats by Neolithic humans from as far away as mainland Europe, according to a study of ancient and modern deer DNA.
'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida
06 Apr 2016 1:35:26
A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot am 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.
Project to drill into 'dinosaur crater'
05 Apr 2016 7:42:22
An expedition gets under way to drill into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.
Pig heart kept beating in baboon
05 Apr 2016 7:39:50
Scientists say they have kept a pig heart alive in a baboon for more than two years.
Dung clue to Hannibal's Alpine crossing
05 Apr 2016 1:48:54
Scientists may be closer to revealing the route taken by Hannibal as he crossed to Alps to attack ancient Rome.
Bid to trap raccoon loose in Highlands
05 Apr 2016 1:01:36
An animal welfare charity attempts to trap a raccoon that was spotted several miles from where one was filmed in the Scottish Highlands.
Species rule change considered
04 Apr 2016 3:16:46
A government consultation on whether to change the rules governing how contractors deal with protected species when developing sites ends this week.
Vitamin D 'heals damaged hearts'
04 Apr 2016 2:51:37
Vitamin D supplements may help people with a failing heart, a study suggests.
Bizarre fossil 'kept babies on strings'
04 Apr 2016 9:39:30
A newly discovered 430 million-year-old creature appears to have dragged its offspring around on strings, like underwater kites.
The man who culls wallabies by the thousand
04 Apr 2016 4:44:34
Meet the man who shoots 30,000 wallabies a year
VIDEO: Test flight success for 'passenger' rocket
04 Apr 2016 1:23:28
Space transportation company Blue Origin say they have successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket, which is capable of carrying six passengers, for the third time.
VIDEO: How your brain picks the right word
03 Apr 2016 1:08:14
The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?
Computer science A-level 1970s style
03 Apr 2016 0:44:02
Computer science A-levels in the 1970s
The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa
02 Apr 2016 8:08:23
Might she come from Africa?