Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 1:10 pm

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 12:53 pm

European memory champion reveals winning trick

Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 5:25 am

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 5:11 am

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Posted on: 18 November 2017 | 6:17 pm

Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

Posted on: 18 November 2017 | 6:12 pm

The world's biggest lithium battery farm

The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.

Posted on: 18 November 2017 | 1:59 am

Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn

UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 10:40 pm

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 8:52 pm

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 7:02 pm

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 1:07 pm

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 9:43 am

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 1:56 am

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 9:29 am

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 6:54 am

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 4:56 am

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 3:40 am

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | 6:45 pm

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | 12:11 pm

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | 12:05 pm

Nearby planet is 'excellent' target in search for life

Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | 7:04 am

Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?

Posted on: 14 November 2017 | 7:02 pm

Green planet

The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.

Posted on: 14 November 2017 | 6:07 pm

Press print

The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Posted on: 14 November 2017 | 6:02 pm

'World's oldest wine' found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Pottery found near Tbilisi shows wine-making was taking place 8,000 years ago, scientists say.

Posted on: 13 November 2017 | 4:47 pm