Key Inmarsat rocket flight 'success'

A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat is declared a success.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 3:03 am

VIDEO: Nasa team 'living on Mars' for a year

A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 2:59 am

Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins

A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 10:57 pm

Satellite image of IS destruction

A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 9:24 pm

Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina

A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:05 pm

Has Defra shown badger culling works?

Pallab Ghosh assesses the evidence for the decision to extend the cull of badgers to control TB in cattle.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 12:04 pm

Badger cull extended into Dorset

The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 7:12 am

VIDEO: Knut died of autoimmune illness

Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 8:48 pm

VIDEO: Monbiot butchers and eats a squirrel

The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot cooks dead squirrel in the Newsnight studio as he discusses the outraged reaction he got on social media after revealing he had cooked and eaten a "road kill" squirrel.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 5:56 pm

Government plans steep cuts in solar

The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 8:42 am

Knut polar bear death riddle solved

Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 8:02 am

VIDEO: Check-ups for homeward-bound orangutans

Thailand has been carrying out health checks on 14 orangutans, in preparation for their repatriation to Indonesia.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 5:16 am

The washing away of Cajun culture

Why Cajun culture is being washed away

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 2:16 am

Invasive bug 'could spread in UK'

An invasive caterpillar that feeds on hedges is starting to spread from its established base in London across the UK.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 12:02 pm

Hawking: Black holes store information

Black holes preserve information about the things that fall into them, according to Prof Stephen Hawking.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 7:06 am

Thousands of microbes in house dust

The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different types of fungi and bacteria, a study suggests.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 6:02 pm

Aphantasia: A life without mental images

Scientists identify the condition aphantasia, in which people cannot create images in their head

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: 'Dangerous' whale rescue takes two days

A team of marine life rescuers spend two days in freezing Icelandic waters to free a whale that had become entangled in fishing gear.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 7:48 am

How a tiny backpack could solve the mystery of mass bee deaths

This could be how to solve the mystery of mass bee deaths

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 10:25 pm

Carbon credits 'like printing money'

The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine do not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 7:21 pm

Low-cost robot hand wins Dyson prize

A budget-priced 3D-printed robotic hand for amputees is the UK winner of 2015's James Dyson Award for engineering design.

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 6:33 pm

Greenland glacier sheds big ice chunk

Scientists are studying a big mass of ice that has broken off the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland.

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 6:57 am

VIDEO: Exploring England's coastal wildlife

Wildlife in the British countryside has been exhaustively catalogued, but the same is not true for wildlife off the coast.

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 12:01 am

VIDEO: The highs and lows of BBC weather forecasts

As the Met Office loses the contract to provide data for the BBC it has held since 1922, we look back at the art of delivering the weather forecast.

Posted by on 23 August 2015 | 5:51 am

'Oldest' message in a bottle found

A message in a bottle that washed up more than 108 years after it was thrown into the sea may be the world's oldest, a marine association says.

Posted by on 21 August 2015 | 10:40 am