VIDEO: 'We need Ebola surveillance systems'
10 Nov 2014 6:38:58
Bill Gates says "surveillance systems" are needed to spot the signs of a disease outbreak earlier and prevent crises like the Ebola situation in West Africa.
Sea robots seek climate change data
10 Nov 2014 5:56:04
Robots roaming the remote Southern Ocean, controlled from Norfolk by satellite, are collecting information on how warm water is melting the Antarctic ice cap.
Stinky invader 'could get to UK'
10 Nov 2014 5:19:46
An agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to crops could establish itself within the UK, according to a scientist.
VIDEO: Awards bring glamour to science
10 Nov 2014 3:51:08
Some of the world's top scientists have won huge cash prizes at an awards show in Silicon Valley, in California.
Big names add glitz to science prize
10 Nov 2014 2:16:16
Top scientists have been awarded huge cash prizes at a ceremony on Sunday in California.
Crystal beauty: Illuminating the structure of matter
10 Nov 2014 9:41:36
Illuminating the structure of matter
The woman who cracked Enigma code
10 Nov 2014 3:43:40
Story of Bletchley Park's top female codebreaker
VIDEO: Twin waterspouts form off Liguria
09 Nov 2014 0:14:46
Footage has emerged of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy,
Brain's taste secrets uncovered
09 Nov 2014 0:00:12
The brain has dedicated neurons for each of the five taste categories - salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami - scientists have discovered.
Testes 'most distinct human tissue'
08 Nov 2014 2:13:54
The testes have been identified as the most distinctive type of human tissue, by a major project in Sweden.
History beckons for comet mission
07 Nov 2014 8:50:37
If the Rosetta probe can get into just the right position around Comet 67P on Wednesday, it will eject the Philae lander on to a seven-hour descent to the surface of the 4km-wide icy object.
AUDIO: Mild winter 'behind fruit fly plague'
07 Nov 2014 2:59:23
An unseasonal plague of fruit flies, being experienced by some parts of the UK, is down to an "exceptionally mild winter", according to Dr Michelle Fountain, an entomologist specialising in fruit crops at the East Malling Research Station in Kent.
Bats jam rivals' senses in food race
07 Nov 2014 1:49:10
A species of bat has been observed for the first time interfering with the sound signals of competitors to "steal" food.
'Ghostly presence' created in lab
07 Nov 2014 1:35:08
Scientists say they have identified parts of the brain that generate feelings of a phantom-like presence and create an experiment that makes people feel like a ghost is nearby.
First Europeans 'weathered Ice Age'
06 Nov 2014 0:05:08
The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the last Ice Age, DNA analysis suggests.
Half of stars are 'outside galaxies'
06 Nov 2014 0:02:39
A new study of the universe's background light suggests that as many as half its stars might be hidden in the space between galaxies.
Mystery over monster cosmic cloud
06 Nov 2014 5:12:00
Observations of a cosmic confrontation between a huge gas cloud and the black hole at the centre of our galaxy have sparked a debate among astronomers.
Whale makes a big splash off Skye
06 Nov 2014 2:19:01
A fisherman captures images on his mobile phone of a humpback whale breaching in the sea off the Isle of Skye.
Planet formation captured in photo
06 Nov 2014 2:03:57
The Alma radio telescope has snapped the clearest ever image of planets forming around a very young star.
Bird of prey poisoner sentenced
06 Nov 2014 1:57:55
A gamekeeper convicted of "the worst case of bird of prey poisoning" recorded in England, according to the RSPB, is given a suspended sentence.
VIDEO: The worst case of bird of prey poisoning?
06 Nov 2014 7:38:40
Norfolk gamekeeper Allen Lambert is due to be sentenced today, for what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England.
Inflatable baby incubator wins award
06 Nov 2014 5:01:13
A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies has been picked as 2014's winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering.
Interstellar tests brain and stamina
06 Nov 2014 2:42:52
Space epic tests brain and stamina
What's in a scientific name?
06 Nov 2014 2:23:36
Scientific names offer fresh perspective on natural world
Limb cells 'can turn into genitals'
05 Nov 2014 8:02:26
A new study offers insights into the genetic changes that allowed land-dwelling animals to develop sex organs.