Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 12:09 pm

Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth

UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 11:18 am

Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 11:02 am

'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts

Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 5:24 am

VIDEO: Meet the decoys protecting tiny seabirds

Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 3:16 am

Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 2:55 am

What is the most expensive object on Earth?

A new nuclear power station in the UK will be the most expensive thing ever built on the planet. True or false?

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 1:47 am

Japan to abandon space satellite forever

Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 11:40 pm

'Secret of youth' in ginger gene

Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 7:16 pm

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 5:25 pm

VIDEO: Gene therapy could reverse sight loss

A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 12:44 pm

New EU radar satellite takes first image

The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 11:42 am

Neonics 'not equally harmful' to bees

The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 11:04 am

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 3:00 am

Delayed Russian rocket lifts off

Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 12:55 am

Mars mission by 2018 says SpaceX

Billionaire Elon Musk plans to send his Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 12:42 pm

Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 12:38 pm

VIDEO: Rescued circus lions to fly to South Africa

More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 12:18 am

VIDEO: The world's worst nuclear disaster

The aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion

Posted by on 26 April 2016 | 6:26 pm

VIDEO: 'Fat' gorilla surprises zoo with baby

A gorilla has given birth at Prague Zoo, without keepers noticing she was pregnant.

Posted by on 24 April 2016 | 2:20 pm

Volcano implicated in Maya upheaval

Scientists think they can now tie the disruption that hit Maya civilisation in the 6th Century to an eruption of the El Chichon volcano.

Posted by on 20 April 2016 | 1:01 am

VIDEO: When will China get to Mars?

China is due to announce more details about a mission to Mars.

Posted by on 19 April 2016 | 5:17 pm

VIDEO: Space station gets inflatable extension

An experimental inflatable module has been attached to the International Space Station remotely by a Nasa ground control team.

Posted by on 16 April 2016 | 3:52 pm

VIDEO: Repaired Solar Impulse flies again

The zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse is ready to resume its round-the-world challenge following repairs in Hawaii.

Posted by on 16 April 2016 | 9:46 am

VIDEO: How do Monarch butterflies navigate?

Scientists in the United States say they have solved one of nature's great navigation mysteries, how Monarch butterflies migrate all the way from Canada to Mexico.

Posted by on 14 April 2016 | 11:11 pm