VIDEO: Call for end to 'throwaway society'

MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:57 pm

Call for end to 'throwaway society'

A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 12:05 pm

Rosetta's comet seen in close-up

Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:11 am

Government to end nuclear waste veto

The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 9:26 am

Carbon concerns over wood burning

Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:58 am

Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:33 am

Genetic clues to age of first period

The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:09 am

Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 10:09 pm

VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:01 pm

Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:21 pm

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:12 pm

Fur seals feel climate impacts

Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:52 pm

VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:40 pm

EU sets 30% energy savings target

Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:52 am

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:43 am

Deep sea mining licences issued

The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:55 am

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:55 am

Giant python gets a health check

Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:35 am

Quarantine over China plague death

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:47 am

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 11:32 pm

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

European spat over energy savings target

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 10:28 pm

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 8:14 pm

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:35 am

Kepler sees world with distant orbit

The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:04 am

AUDIO: Warm weather boosts slug numbers

There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 5:07 am