Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:22:22 GMTA study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago, much earlier than previously suggested, has run into controversy.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:22:51 GMTThe probe should have completed its first plunge in between the planet's rings and cloudtops.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:30:56 GMTNew recordings show newborn humpback whales and mothers "whisper" to each other, to avoid predators.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:21:09 GMTThe deepest and oldest waters on Earth are not immune from contamination, warn scientists.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:40:04 GMTGovernment rapped again for failure to tighten flood-prevention rules on new homes
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:27:50 GMTScientists have calculated the optimal strategy for throwing something accurately, even a ball of paper.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:46:43 GMTHomo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:16:05 GMTThe largest family tree of dog ever assembled shows how dogs evolved into more than 150 modern breeds.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:59:22 GMTFossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:14:58 GMTScientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:06:46 GMTA caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:54:45 GMTAcademic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:11:20 GMTA start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:50:54 GMTRoadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:52:46 GMTThe UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:50:59 GMTAn ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:51:27 GMTThousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:59:29 GMTThe Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:54:49 GMTKuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:25:08 GMTSudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:57 GMT'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:20:41 GMTHedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:30:17 GMTRussia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:43:02 GMTKiller whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:13:02 GMTBoris Behncke lives near Mount Etna and monitors the volcano.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:37:14 GMTA new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:31:46 GMTRaised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:41:56 GMTThe scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:42:25 GMTScientists publish a new atlas of the poles, detailing the sometimes strange shapes on the ocean floor.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:52:29 GMTMany people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:29:14 GMTThe engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:31:33 GMTEuropean satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:32:26 GMTA study that attached cameras with suction cups to the backs of Antarctic whales has revealed never before seen feeding habits and social interactions.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:09:33 GMTIt's not a household name, but an ancient amphibian found in the Scottish borders fills a crucial period in the evolutionary record.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 22:45:04 GMTSee the animals born since the world's been watching for April the giraffe to give birth
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:10:14 GMTMillions of pieces of human-made trash are orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, but all pose a risk.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:31:00 GMTCould edible caterpillars help fight malnutrition and food security problems in West Africa?
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:27:04 GMTChina begins closing down its legal ivory trade, but will consumer attitudes to prized artwork change?
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:54:23 GMTAfter years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:29:17 GMTWhat evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?