The lecture that changed biology

Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

Posted on: 21 September 2017 | 4:59 am

UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

Posted on: 20 September 2017 | 2:58 pm

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Posted on: 20 September 2017 | 1:05 pm

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

Posted on: 20 September 2017 | 2:18 am

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

Posted on: 19 September 2017 | 6:11 pm

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

Posted on: 19 September 2017 | 5:55 am

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | 6:53 pm

Horsey seal injured by flying ring 'making recovery'

Volunteers came to the aid of a seal after its neck was trapped within a plastic flying ring.

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | 2:13 pm

The man trying to save bats' lives

Meet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | 3:04 am

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Rhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.

Posted on: 17 September 2017 | 9:48 pm

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.

Posted on: 17 September 2017 | 2:14 am

Outwitted

How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

Posted on: 16 September 2017 | 6:39 pm

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

Posted on: 16 September 2017 | 8:39 am

Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona

A happy ending for a family of hippos.

Posted on: 16 September 2017 | 5:01 am

'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell

The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Posted on: 15 September 2017 | 12:00 pm

Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn

The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.

Posted on: 15 September 2017 | 6:57 am

Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'

The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

Posted on: 14 September 2017 | 9:50 am

Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 1:38 pm

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 8:04 am

Why are there so many berries this year?

Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 7:57 am

Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales

The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

Posted on: 12 September 2017 | 11:24 am

Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight

A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.

Posted on: 11 September 2017 | 5:33 pm

Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.

Posted on: 11 September 2017 | 8:17 am

Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of England

A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.

Posted on: 11 September 2017 | 7:35 am

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

Posted on: 11 September 2017 | 4:15 am