Mars rover project slips to 2020
02 May 2016 5:30:39
As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.
DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked
02 May 2016 5:14:07
Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.
Solar Impulse heads for Phoenix
02 May 2016 2:07:02
The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse sets out to cross the continental USA, flying out of California bound for Arizona.
VIDEO: Helping hand for chilly owls
30 Apr 2016 1:37:51
Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
VIDEO: Tim Peake drives remote Mars rover
29 Apr 2016 7:53:51
UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.
Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider
29 Apr 2016 6:32:54
The Large Hadron Collider at Cern is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
VIDEO: Meet the decoys protecting tiny seabirds
29 Apr 2016 8:16:26
Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.
Lizards share sleep patterns with humans
29 Apr 2016 7:55:10
Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.
What is the most expensive object on Earth?
29 Apr 2016 6:47:24
A new nuclear power station in the UK will be the most expensive thing ever built on the planet. True or false?
Tim Peake to control rover from space
29 Apr 2016 6:28:31
UK astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to drive a robot on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.
Tim Peake to control rover from space
29 Apr 2016 4:55:47
British astronaut Tim Peake is set to take part in an experiment to control a space rover on Earth from his base on the International Space Station.
Japan to abandon space satellite forever
29 Apr 2016 4:40:11
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts
29 Apr 2016 4:35:02
Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.
African leaders to hold elephant summit
29 Apr 2016 4:04:25
African heads of state prepare to meet in Kenya to discuss how to save the continent's elephants from extinction.
'Secret of youth' in ginger gene
29 Apr 2016 0:16:50
Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
VIDEO: Gene therapy could reverse sight loss
28 Apr 2016 7:44:31
A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.
New EU radar satellite takes first image
28 Apr 2016 6:42:09
The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.
Gene therapy reverses sight loss
28 Apr 2016 6:04:23
A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.
Neonics 'not equally harmful' to bees
28 Apr 2016 3:08:06
The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.
Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'
28 Apr 2016 8:00:04
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.
Delayed Russian rocket lifts off
28 Apr 2016 5:55:46
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed
27 Apr 2016 7:38:00
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.
VIDEO: Rescued circus lions to fly to South Africa
27 Apr 2016 5:18:50
More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
More clean air zones needed, say MPs
27 Apr 2016 0:40:31
"Clean air zones" targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, MPs say.
VIDEO: The world's worst nuclear disaster
26 Apr 2016 3:26:44
The aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion