Somerset flood spend 'driven by politics', say experts

Was campaign to guard Somerset Levels driven by politics or science?

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 8:56 pm

Risk from extreme weather rises

Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:42 pm

AUDIO: Horned dinosaur species identified

A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 8:27 am

UK team's data bonanza from comet

UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:46 am

Watson to sell Nobel Prize for DNA

James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:01 am

Shakespeare Folio found in France

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 4:15 am

Museum fossils are new dino species

A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 8:47 pm

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 7:12 pm

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 6:07 pm

The problem with freezing stem cells

What went wrong with stem cell cancer treatment

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 10:06 am

Stone age axe found with wood handle

Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 10:05 am

AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics

Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 6:54 am

Gravity map traces ocean circulation

Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 6:37 am

VIDEO: 15 secs: Female astronaut pioneer

Tasks for Italy's first female astronaut

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 10:04 pm

Urban farming helps feed the world

Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 8:29 pm

Brain's dementia weak spot found

The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 6:06 pm

Polar sub gauges sea ice thickness

A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 10:11 am

VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Cape Verde island

A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 6:09 am

Dark sky status bid for South Downs

A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 6:01 am

VIDEO: 'King of Fish' returns to UK rivers

Successful conservation projects have reversed the decline of salmon in many UK rivers, as John Maguire reports.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 3:39 am

Polynesia's billion dollar claim

Overseas territory demands compensation for atom bomb tests.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 3:26 am

VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS

Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 12:50 am

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 7:24 pm

Fish and chips 'harming' eider ducks

Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 10:40 pm

World's biggest crane ship sets sail

The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:02 am