Indian monsoon's past analysed

Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 9:59 pm

VIDEO: The secret language of whales

New clues to how whales communicate

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 7:44 pm

VIDEO: Taste testing desert's solar plant water

A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 5:25 pm

Solar aeroplane lands in China

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 12:37 pm

Mercury 'painted black' by comets

The mystery of Mercury's dark surface can be explained by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, research suggests.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 11:59 am

VIDEO: How porpoises use sound to hunt

Researchers in Denmark have discovered that porpoises can adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 1:07 am

Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'

Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 7:12 pm

VIDEO: Solar plane takes off in Myanmar

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 6:58 pm

Graphene light bulb set for shops

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 1:46 pm

VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:09 pm

Duo begin year-long space trip

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:53 pm

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

What are the justifications for the £4bn Large Hadron Collider?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:49 pm

What drives people to murder-suicide?

What drives people to murder-suicide?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:13 pm

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 10:32 am

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 4:27 am

'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:35 pm

Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:52 pm

China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 5:39 pm

Dark matter flits through collisions

A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 3:31 pm

River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 2:47 pm

VIDEO: The drone wings that bounce back

Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:55 am

Where does my personality fit in?

What does where you live say about you?

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 7:11 pm

Short circuit delays LHC restart

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 2:24 pm

VIDEO: How robotic hand uses bio-signals

David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.

Posted by on 23 March 2015 | 5:01 pm

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.

Posted by on 19 March 2015 | 3:03 am