VIDEO: 'Blue moon' as seen around the world

There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 9:27 pm

US energy plan to boost renewables

President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 9:51 am

Earth magnetic shield is much older

Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 6:58 am

Big year ahead for James Webb telescope

It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 5:24 am

VIDEO: New science for James Webb Telescope

Mark Clampin from Nasa explains how the James Webb Space Telescope will help us to see even deeper into the Universe.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 1:06 am

Could plane debris be MH370?

The BBC examines whether an aeroplane part found in Reunion could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 12:03 am

In pictures: Ecology photo prize

Spectacular image competition winners

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 7:56 pm

Wales surf wave generator starts up

The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 7:06 pm

AA joins protest at green changes

The AA joins green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 6:46 pm

Great robotic missions to explore space

Past space missions that have changed our understanding

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 2:58 pm

Comet yields 'rich array' of organics

The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 1:08 pm

VIDEO: The robot that jumps on water

Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 1:06 pm

Robot can leap from water's surface

Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 1:03 pm

Aquariums 'deliver health benefits'

People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 11:54 am

Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica

The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 7:00 am

'Extinct' fly found in nature reserve

A fly thought to be extinct in the UK is found in a Devon nature reserve.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 7:59 pm

Aurora found beyond our Solar System

An aurora has been spotted around a brown dwarf more than 18 light years away, scientists report.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 6:48 pm

Alarm over Cambodia 'timber grab'

A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 4:16 pm

Bendy tech promise for graphene

Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world's thinnest material.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 4:13 pm

Rare rhino death leaves just four

One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 7:08 am

Structural secret of T. rex's teeth

New research reveals the key to the serrated tooth structure that made carnivorous theropod dinosaurs such successful predators.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 5:40 am

VIDEO: Chimps eating clay 'as supplement'

A community of chimpanzees in Uganda is increasingly eating clay to boost their mineral intake, research suggests.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 3:26 am

How ant armies move massive meals

In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 12:12 am

VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons

More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 5:07 pm

VIDEO: Virgin Galactic crash: Brakes blamed

Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 2:12 pm