Birds have 'predator-specific' calls
22 Nov 2013 7:46:03
Great tits have different alarm calls for different predators, according to researchers in Japan.
National Tree Week 40th Anniversary
22 Nov 2013 7:43:41
National Tree Week celebrates 40 years
Male Y chromosome 'could be scrapped'
22 Nov 2013 2:14:46
Scientists have practically obliterated the ultimate symbol of maleness in DNA, the Y chromosome, and believe they may be able to do away with it completely.
Post graduate training cash set out
22 Nov 2013 2:06:42
More than 3,500 post graduates will be trained in engineering and science under a £350m scheme announced by the government.
UN talks toil as greens walk out
21 Nov 2013 9:46:52
The UN climate negotiations in Poland are left reeling after green campaigners walk out, but some negotiators say progress is possible.
Cosmic bang is 'brightest yet'
21 Nov 2013 9:19:56
A huge cosmic explosion, detected earlier this year, is confirmed as the brightest ever seen.
'Cinderella gas' threat to ozone
21 Nov 2013 3:44:07
The United Nations Environment Programme issues a warning about the dangers posed by nitrous oxide, the so called "laughing gas".
China: Waste heat warms polluted city
21 Nov 2013 3:16:27
Chinese city using hot waste water from refinery to warm homes
English seas get new marine zones
21 Nov 2013 2:58:30
The government says it will create 27 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect wildlife in the seas around the English coast.
VIDEO: Volcano gives birth to 'new island'
21 Nov 2013 2:00:51
The Japanese coastguard and earthquake experts say a volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo.
Rocket deploys spacecraft armada
21 Nov 2013 1:50:24
A Russian Dnepr rocket puts 32 objects in space - a record for the most payloads carried to orbit in a single mission.
Call to stop science 'pet projects'
21 Nov 2013 1:43:23
The chair of the Lords science select committee urges ministers to stop funding "pet projects" and develop a long-term science strategy.
VIDEO: Pricing nature 'may help save it'
21 Nov 2013 1:29:46
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has said that we need to put an economic value on nature, in order to save it.
VIDEO: RSPCA warns of risk to horses
21 Nov 2013 7:49:05
The RSPCA warns that the number of horses and ponies being abandoned this winter may increase as owners struggle to find money to care for them.
Let pigs eat swill, campaigners say
21 Nov 2013 3:44:42
Campaigners say it is time the regulations on pigswill were relaxed to counter food waste and limit the unnecessary imports of grain.
Waterproof surface is 'driest ever'
21 Nov 2013 3:17:22
The "most waterproof material ever made" - inspired by nasturtium leaves - could be used for anoraks, wind turbines and aircraft engines, say researchers.
Science practical lessons 'too few'
21 Nov 2013 2:34:48
A lack of practical lessons in schools in England means many teenagers are struggling with science, inspectors from the watchdog Ofsted warn.
Meteorite 'is oldest chunk of Mars'
21 Nov 2013 2:29:38
A rock discovered in the Sahara Desert is the oldest Martian meteorite ever found, a study suggests.
Sperm test hope for infertile men
21 Nov 2013 2:25:27
Scientists have developed a non-invasive test that can predict whether men with zero sperm counts are capable of fathering children through IVF.
Pricing nature 'may help save it'
20 Nov 2013 3:58:25
Putting an economic value on nature could be the best way to protect it, says business leaders and environmentalists meeting at an Edinburgh forum.
Darwin's frogs face fungal assault
20 Nov 2013 1:59:56
The fungus that is decimating amphibians worldwide has claimed one species of Darwin's frog and may soon claim the other, scientists say.
Graphene to make thinner condoms
20 Nov 2013 8:49:45
Safer condoms will be one of the first products developed at the University of Manchester's new National Graphene Institute.
Ancient DNA links Europe to America
20 Nov 2013 8:00:03
The genome of a boy who died in central Siberia 24,000 years ago sheds light on the origins of Native Americans.
Ban on his bike as Pole axed
20 Nov 2013 7:17:13
Another dramatic day at UN climate negotiations in Warsaw
Nobel Prize winner Sanger dies at 95
20 Nov 2013 3:37:54
Frederick Sanger, the British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize, has died at the age of 95.