Baking soda 'sponge' to capture carbon

Scientists in California are testing a spongy material made with the key ingredient of baking soda as means of capturing carbon emissions.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:03 am

Officials seize tigers from Thai temple

Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 10:20 pm

Zoo defends Harambe gorilla shooting

The director of Cincinnati zoo says he would do the same again after a gorilla, into whose enclosure a child fell, was shot dead.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 4:44 pm

Crocodile snatches woman night swimmer

A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 9:15 am

VIDEO: Can baking soda save the world?

US researchers are testing a key ingredient of baking soda as a means of capturing carbon dioxide.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 6:17 pm

Flexi-space room expansion complete

A new, expandable "room" has been opened up on the International Space Station.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 3:40 am

Jurassic 'sea monster' is unveiled

Piecing together the bare bones of a sea reptile that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

Posted by on 29 May 2016 | 12:41 am

Alma telescope peers into space

Alma telescope peers into space from Chile

Posted by on 28 May 2016 | 6:38 pm

VIDEO: Onboard camera captures rocket landing

An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.

Posted by on 28 May 2016 | 4:53 am

Cooling technologies become red hot

Sainsbury's is trialling new food-cooling technologies that promise to be more eco-friendly than current alternatives.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:23 pm

VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'

Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:22 pm

Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 7:17 am

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 6:11 am

Australia removed from UN climate report

All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:00 am

VIDEO: A haven for endangered water voles

The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 1:54 am

VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 5:53 am

Navy investigates 'lost submarine find'

The Royal Navy is investigating claims the wreckage of a British submarine lost during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Sardinia.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:23 am

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania

The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 3:11 am

HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 1:55 am

Exxon takes 'small step' on climate

Shareholders at Exxon Mobil AGM reject most proposals but voted in favour of a resolution that could see a climate activist elected to the board in the future.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 3:58 pm

Neanderthal stone structures discovered

Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:59 pm

Contract to construct giant telescope

The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:08 pm

'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 11:07 am

'Dinosaur crater' drill project success

Chicxulub drill project declared a success

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 9:43 am

Crayfish and worms may die out together

A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:22 am