Fire ants could become Australia's worst pest, experts warn

Red fire ants could wreak more damage than rabbits, cane toads and foxes combined, experts warn.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 10:48 pm

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges

A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:10 pm

DNA clue to how humans evolved big brains

Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 3:53 pm

Siberia sky lit up by meteor

People in west Siberia have captured footage of what is believed to be a small meteorite.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 10:20 am

Jumping robot inspired by bush babies

Scientists in the US have unveiled an athletic robot which takes its inspiration from bush babies.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 10:15 am

Numbers game

For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:18 am

'Keep poultry inside' amid bird flu risk, keepers told

Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from avian flu in Europe.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:03 am

First photos from Cassini Saturn probe's new orbit

The Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first views from its new orbit around Saturn.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:33 am

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 4:17 am

Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 9:41 pm

Climate protection gap widening, warns insurance report

Insurance experts warn of a $100bn global "protection gap" due to increased climate change risks.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 7:39 pm

Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves

Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:02 pm

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 4:32 pm

Green delight as Trump's Irish wall plans withdrawn

Donald Trump's plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 12:15 pm

Agreement signed in Prestwick spaceport bid

Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK's first launch site.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 11:29 am

Seal studies reveal secret life

A project is underway to record the underwater behaviour of Britain's grey seals.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 11:02 am

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 10:03 am

Robot aircraft take to British skies

Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 9:02 am

Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment suggests.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 7:59 am

Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017

The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 7:22 am

Last winter's flooding 'most extreme on record' in UK

Flooding across parts of the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, experts say.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 5:04 am

Alligator snapping turtle's great escape

A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 12:42 pm

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 8:24 am

Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

European research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphatically reaffirm their commitment to putting a robot rover on Mars in 2021.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 7:10 am

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 1:47 am