Big cat trade from Burma to China up

A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 3:45 am

The mystery of Chopin's death

A mystery still unsolved by science

Posted by on 21 December 2014 | 7:13 pm

VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 1:22 am

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 9:41 pm

Antarctic science archive unlocked

Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:19 pm

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 10:27 am

VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry

Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 9:21 am

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:27 am

Nasa emails spanner into space

Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:56 am

7ft marine reptile fossil beach find

An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:27 am

Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 8:21 pm

In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:51 pm

New record for deepest fish

Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:01 pm

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:59 pm

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:26 pm

Carbon mission returns global maps

Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 4:36 pm

Badger cull fails to meet target

Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:33 am

Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:24 am

VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers

New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 8:45 am

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:32 am

Autism link to air pollution raised

A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 3:26 am

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 1:46 am

'Ringing' rock arches recorded

America's huge humming arches

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 7:51 pm

'Vast store' of world's oldest water

The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 7:25 pm

Festival lights viewed from space

Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 1:40 pm