How corals stir up their world

Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 7:57 pm

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:33 pm

Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'

An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:41 pm

African food security on the menu

African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:55 am

Antarctic waters 'rising faster'

Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:16 am

VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production

Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:41 am

Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 10:56 pm

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 8:44 pm

Xenon and argon banned for athletes

Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:53 pm

The girl with three biological parents

The girl with three biological parents

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:15 pm

Iceland issues new volcano alert

Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 11:17 am

Mouse on lily tops photo competition

Animal nightlife - and other great images from photo contest

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:44 pm

Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:26 am

Legal challenge to badger cull fails

A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:29 am

AUDIO: Global citizens to address climate summit

Five hundred global citizens frustrated at the stalemate over climate policy will learn today if they have won the chance to vent their anger at world leaders.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 3:58 am

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 1:08 am

UN seeks climate change 'Malala'

Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:06 am

VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:06 am

VIDEO: Teaching children to be engineers

The summer school teaching children to be young engineers

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:02 pm

VIDEO: Scientists trial knotweed killers

Swansea University scientists are conducting the largest field trial in Europe to find new ways of killing Japanese knotweed.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 2:41 pm

DNA tells story of Arctic peopling

A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:52 pm

Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:00 pm

Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow

Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 10:03 am

AUDIO: Puffins 'Frankie Howerd of bird world'

A study by the National Trust suggests seabirds around the UK coastline are being hit by a "triple whammy" of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:33 am

Rare antelope births 'fantastic'

The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 12:24 am