VIDEO: A baby panda for Edinburgh zoo?
08 Jul 2014 0:26:58
Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Panda Tian Tian has conceived after being artificially inseminated earlier this year, but experts say she is not technically pregnant.
'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box
08 Jul 2014 9:20:51
Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
Memories 'need space' in brain
08 Jul 2014 6:00:34
Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, new research shows.
Ebola deaths up by 25 in West Africa
08 Jul 2014 5:46:54
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.
Same genes 'drive maths and reading'
08 Jul 2014 5:00:06
Around half of the genes that influence a child's reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
Nasa equips robots with smartphones
08 Jul 2014 1:55:13
Nasa plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of the free-flying robots inside the International Space Station.
'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test
07 Jul 2014 3:03:24
British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
Giant bird's fossil identified
07 Jul 2014 0:49:29
The fossilised remains of the largest flying bird ever found are identified by scientists.
VIDEO: Fake snow in a hotter Australia
07 Jul 2014 9:31:28
Australia is sometimes the petri dish of climate change - a place where global warming is not just a theoretical concept but a tangible reality.
Human brain project 'off-course'
07 Jul 2014 8:02:11
Senior neuroscientists attack a major European project aiming to simulate the human brain.
UK demo satellites set for launch
07 Jul 2014 7:20:48
Two British spacecraft, including the first satellite made in Scotland, are due to go into orbit on Tuesday.
Rats alter the way they use whiskers
07 Jul 2014 6:57:22
Rats can change the way they use their whiskers depending on how well they know their surroundings, new research shows.
'Remote control' contraceptive chip
07 Jul 2014 6:42:24
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.
Worries over 'cruel' elephant trade
06 Jul 2014 7:01:53
Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Burma as smugglers seek to resume a lucrative trade to Thailand, a report says.
VIDEO: Teaching an endangered bird to love again
06 Jul 2014 3:29:32
Teaching an endangered species to love again
Glasgow 2014: 'Green pledges broken'
06 Jul 2014 0:08:22
Environmentalists accuse Commonwealth Games organisers of reneging on promises to create low emission zones around venues.
Osprey spotted hunting on the Mersey
05 Jul 2014 6:38:09
A rare bird of prey has been spotted hunting on the River Mersey, says a wildlife charity.
Ariane 6: Customers call the shots
05 Jul 2014 3:37:49
Customers call the shots on Ariane 6
Academics 'Yes' vote research fears
05 Jul 2014 9:37:57
Medical and scientific research across the UK will suffer if Scotland votes for independence, claim the heads of three academic institutions.
VIDEO: Baby rhino cared for by sheep surrogate
05 Jul 2014 8:06:49
A baby rhino who was saved after his mother was killed by poachers is on the road to recovery, his rescuers have said.
Web users in Hawaii invaders hunt
04 Jul 2014 4:19:47
US conservationists and a satellite imaging company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants.
Upgrade for European light source
04 Jul 2014 0:33:47
One of Europe's premier scientific research laboratories - the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - is to go through a 150m-euro (£120m) upgrade.
Do people choose pain over boredom?
04 Jul 2014 8:01:44
Some people are unhappy in their own company and prefer painful experiences to their own thoughts, claims a contentious new study.
VIDEO: How chimps use gestures to communicate
04 Jul 2014 5:56:21
Researchers from the University of St Andrews say they have translated the meanings of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate. The findings are published in the journal Current Biology.
Wild chimp language translated
04 Jul 2014 2:40:13
Researchers say they have worked out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.