Scotland could host UK spaceport
12 Jul 2014 3:04:10
The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
Rare butterflies 'buck trend'
12 Jul 2014 9:01:10
A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.
Study sparks organic foods debate
11 Jul 2014 8:01:43
Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.
How much science in new Planet of the Apes film?
11 Jul 2014 7:49:29
Is there any science behind Planet of the Apes?
Warning after jellyfish sighting
11 Jul 2014 2:01:16
People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.
China ‘admits’ trading in tiger skin
11 Jul 2014 1:15:52
China has for the first time admitted that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, participants at a Cites meeting on endangered species say.
HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl
10 Jul 2014 0:44:55
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
UK clean air goal missed by 20 years
10 Jul 2014 6:51:03
The air quality in some of the UK's biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030 according to the government.
VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale
10 Jul 2014 5:01:56
Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
Flexible nano-pixel screen patented
10 Jul 2014 4:22:14
Scientists patent a new way to make ultra-high resolution displays that are flexible and extremely thin.
Rosetta: 'Spuds in space'
10 Jul 2014 3:14:03
Rosetta's comet quarry shapes up
Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material'
10 Jul 2014 1:48:08
Iraq warns the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in Mosul.
Rare bird image sparks bags warning
10 Jul 2014 9:25:54
RSPB Scotland is urging people to discard unwanted plastic bags carefully after a rare bird was photographed with one caught in its beak.
Animal experiments show small rise
10 Jul 2014 9:14:00
The number of animal experiments carried out in the UK showed a small rise last year, despite a pledge by the government to reduce them.
LHC scientists to search for 'fifth force of Nature'
10 Jul 2014 8:35:55
Is the Higgs boson made up of other particles?
VIDEO: Explorer emerges after living underwater
10 Jul 2014 7:14:07
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.
Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale
10 Jul 2014 2:59:17
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
Dispersal 'key to reptile survival'
10 Jul 2014 0:14:42
Reptiles whose offspring's gender is dependent on temperature must spread out to survive the effects of climate change, new research shows.
VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up
09 Jul 2014 2:39:23
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.
VIDEO: Pesticide threat to wild birds
09 Jul 2014 7:16:09
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.
Bird decline linked to pesticide use
09 Jul 2014 7:02:49
A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.
Russia's Angara rocket 'makes debut'
09 Jul 2014 2:25:15
Reports indicate Russia has launched its all new Angara rocket on a maiden flight from the northern Plesetsk military cosmodrome.
Ancient arachnid 'walks again'
09 Jul 2014 4:15:59
Computer graphics are used to show how one of the first land predators on Earth would have moved 410 million years ago.
England 'exposed' to climate risks
09 Jul 2014 3:44:55
England is still not doing enough to tackle the risks from climate change, government advisers say.
A guide to assistance dogs
09 Jul 2014 1:37:54
A guide to canine helpers