Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:44 am

VIDEO: EU pesticide ban 'threatens crops'

A report published today claims that banning too many pesticides will lead to lower yields on farm, which in turn could result in an increase in food imports, and job losses

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 1:38 am

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:31 pm

Hobbit find rewriting human history

Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:32 pm

VIDEO: Charge for carrier bags in Scotland

A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:22 pm

VIDEO: Origins of intercourse traced to fish

Scientists believe they have traced the origin of copulation to fish found in a Scottish lake 385 million years ago.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:01 pm

Solar farms 'blight on landscape'

Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:12 am

Europe 'will fail to protect climate'

IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:05 am

AUDIO: Are we alone in the Milky Way?

Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:29 am

AUDIO: Scientists study ancient comet

A recently discovered comet has flown past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:52 am

African solar plan to power UK homes

Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 1:33 am

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears

BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 7:28 pm

Comet Siding Spring skims past Mars

A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 5:10 pm

Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake

The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 1:17 pm

VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 11:59 am

UK city planning advice for China

UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 6:01 pm

Mysterious US space plane returns

An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 5:15 pm

VIDEO: Oysters flourish again in Swansea

Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 3:14 pm

Name sought for comet landing site

The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 5:27 am

Rosetta comet: More black swan than yellow duck

A fascination of comets is their blackness

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 2:24 am

New disease 'killing amphibians'

A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 6:47 pm

Carnivores 'help trees shed thorns'

The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 2:23 pm

Death Star moon is 'wonky or watery'

The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 1:04 pm

Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 10:14 am

Smart meters open to hack attack

Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 7:18 am