VIDEO: Could this man help save the world?
19 Aug 2014 3:01:14
UK man keeps eye on dangerous asteroids
VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes
19 Aug 2014 3:00:55
The man who can create traffic jams and other cyber-warriors
VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline
19 Aug 2014 4:26:46
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
Drugs-bust primate given UK asylum
19 Aug 2014 2:12:42
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.
Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'
19 Aug 2014 1:20:19
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.
Pentagon researches hi-tech tank
19 Aug 2014 0:31:58
The research arm of the US military is looking into designs for new, hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed.
Crocodile kills Australia fisherman
19 Aug 2014 2:44:48
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus
18 Aug 2014 2:23:25
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk
18 Aug 2014 1:01:47
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.
Rare birds attempt to nest in UK
18 Aug 2014 0:44:49
Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.
Iceland raises volcano alert level
18 Aug 2014 9:06:56
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.
Elephant deaths reach tipping point
18 Aug 2014 9:01:07
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
Vanishing canyon has 50 years left
18 Aug 2014 1:20:52
A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, taking geological evidence with it.
AUDIO: Jupiter and Venus light up morning sky
18 Aug 2014 0:38:50
The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.
How safe is eating meat?
17 Aug 2014 3:28:10
Dr Michael Mosley puts a high-meat diet to the test
River turtle mothers 'talk' to young
17 Aug 2014 3:02:46
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'
17 Aug 2014 2:18:17
Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.
'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer
16 Aug 2014 1:22:51
Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.
SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank
16 Aug 2014 0:27:03
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.
Beetles' whiteness understood
16 Aug 2014 9:36:44
Scientists say the secret behind the super-whiteness of some beetles lies in the complex molecular geometry of their thin scales, which are able to scatter light with supreme efficiency.
AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?
16 Aug 2014 8:33:03
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.
Maths helps find climate-proof crops
16 Aug 2014 0:36:20
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.
Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'
16 Aug 2014 0:35:14
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.
The village 'washed on to the map'
16 Aug 2014 0:10:40
Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing
How much gold can we get from mobile phones?
15 Aug 2014 3:34:05
How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?