First transplant of 'dead' heart

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:00 am

The Queen sends her first tweet

The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:51 am

Legal fight begins to save beavers

Campaigners start legal action to prevent the government from capturing a family of wild beavers.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 4:48 am

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:59 am

North America experiences eclipse

Skywatchers in North America are treated to the final eclipse of the year.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:09 am

Egyptian obelisk revealed anew

Egyptian hieroglyphs seen in a new light

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 2:47 am

Science chief warns on acid oceans

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:18 am

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 6:45 pm

VIDEO: Farmland birds show rapid decline

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 1:57 pm

Turtles tracked on swimming frenzy

Small tags stuck to the undersides of baby loggerhead turtles are used to follow the animals' frenetic first hours.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 12:26 pm

Monster shark 'kept whales in check'

The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 10:23 am

Farmland birds show rapid decline

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 9:39 am

Significant Bronze Age pottery find

A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 3:55 am

Search for world's smartest city

Two very different paths to smarter cities

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:51 pm

VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:34 pm

Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

Footage reveals wild chimps on night-time crop raids

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:33 pm

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:31 pm

Photos capture beauty of Greenland

Australian photographer explores Greenland's ice sheet

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:05 pm

VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 3:23 pm

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 12:06 pm

Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:39 am

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:56 am

Slumbering lions win top photo prize

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:24 pm

Physics reveals how nature sparkles

Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:15 pm

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:07 pm