Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 1:05 pm

The Foehn feeling

For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 11:09 am

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 7:13 am

Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 5:04 am

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 7:54 pm

Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'

A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 7:15 pm

British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 7:11 pm

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 2:14 pm

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 11:00 am

Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 2:58 am

'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 8:25 pm

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 7:22 pm

Paleo artist

An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 3:27 pm

Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 1:01 pm

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 9:02 am

Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 3:55 am

Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne

The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 3:00 am

'Dispersal machines'

How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 10:25 pm

Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 10:25 pm

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 8:16 pm

Nasa 'smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 7:23 pm

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 5:58 pm

Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos

Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 2:37 pm

Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 11:57 am

Crustal attraction

Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 6:32 am