Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 9:02 pm

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:40 am

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:44 pm

How flowering plants conquered the world

Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 6:12 pm

Hot topic

Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 10:28 am

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 9:45 am

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 4:45 am

Female engineers set for success

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 6:57 pm

Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal

They weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than ours.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 6:11 pm

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 7:51 am

UK satellite to make movies from space

The spacecraft paves the way to a constellation collecting full-colour, hi-def video of Earth.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 1:21 am

Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'

A massive black hole is seen to eject streams of high-energy particles after bingeing on hot gas.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 8:29 pm

A plastic-free high street by 2042?

Many high street stores use plastic to protect their fruit and vegetables.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 7:42 pm

Thirsty city

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 6:04 pm

How green are the Tories?

Theresa May's environment policy pledge is the latest step in the party's journey on the issue.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 12:15 pm

Theresa May defends 'long-term' plastic waste plan

Campaigners say "emergency" action is needed now as the PM unveils a 25-year plastics crackdown.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 9:35 am

Kitchen welfare

In Switzerland, lobsters must now be stunned before being boiled - but do they really feel pain?

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 6:53 am

Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars

Curiosity has reached a part of the Red Planet with geology named after places across Scotland.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 5:45 am

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

A discrepancy in measurements of the Universe's expansion rate has now become "pretty serious".

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 2:45 am

Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New Zealand

The newly found bat is said to be three times the size of an average bat today.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 2:33 am

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago

Newly discovered fossils in Germany shed light on the emergence of butterflies and moths.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 6:59 pm

Light shed on mystery space radio pulses

Astronomers have fresh insight on a mysterious source of recurring radio pulses from space.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 12:48 pm

US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan

Governor Rick Scott successfully fights off President Trump's plans, with more opposition expected.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 5:24 am

Check your pollution

Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 5:08 am