'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 1:04 pm

EU green light for UK carbon project

A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 11:12 am

New London Zoo cubs in 'rude health'

Six months after a rare tiger cub died, London Zoo's new triplet cubs have been given a clean bill of health.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:15 am

Artists have unique brain structure

Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:35 am

Female osprey returns to Lakes nest

A female osprey which produced two chicks last year returns to the same nest in the Lake District.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 9:40 pm

Fire ice: The energy of the future?

Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:02 pm

Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 11:44 am

EU approves alien species blacklist

The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 10:47 am

Cameras capture first osprey egg

CCTV cameras capture the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 10:44 am

EU Sentinel returns first images

The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 9:23 am

VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh

The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 5:05 am

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 4:56 am

Birds choose best building materials

Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 8:55 pm

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

Scientists use impact craters to work out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 11:23 am

Privacy fears over FBI database

A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 9:33 am

What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?

Just what is the black ring in Leamington Spa?

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 9:24 am

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 8:18 am

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur

Moving a dinosaur skeleton across the US

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 6:16 am

'Blood moon' eclipse in Americas

Your photos across the Americas of lunar eclipse

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 5:42 am

Americas see 'Blood moon' eclipse

Skywatchers in the Americas have caught a rare celestial show caused by the Earth's shadow falling across the Moon.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 5:34 am

VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse

People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 5:15 am

Water quality at beaches 'excellent'

A record 73% of beaches in the UK have "excellent" water quality because of last summer's dry weather, says the Marine Conservation Society.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 1:40 am

VIDEO: How to pack a dinosaur for a move

How to prep dinosaur remains for a 2,000 mile road trip

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 10:50 pm

Climate fears over Colombia drought

Colombia's Casanare region ill-prepared for drought

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 6:43 pm