Astronauts watch Star Wars in space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.

Posted by on 4 May 2015 | 10:18 am

Climate drives new era in Arctic sea

Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.

Posted by on 4 May 2015 | 2:48 am

Arctic mission monitors ice shift

Monitoring how ice cover is changing in the far north

Posted by on 3 May 2015 | 4:27 pm

VIDEO: Arctic research from an ice-bound boat

David Shukman reports from a research vessel deliberately wedged into the arctic ice pack.

Posted by on 3 May 2015 | 4:15 pm

VIDEO: How 3D scans are helping solve crimes

Detectives from the West Midlands are using 3D technology to provide juries with microscopic evidence, previously beyond the reach of forensic testing.

Posted by on 3 May 2015 | 3:06 am

Wildlife drop 'may empty landscape'

About 60% of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction, according to research by an international team.

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 6:01 pm

Why some quakes are worse than others

Why is it that two apparently similar earthquakes can have such different outcomes in terms of the number of people killed and the damage that results?

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 5:28 pm

VIDEO: Election 2015: Environmental issues

Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin has been looking at how the parties say they plan to tackle environmental issues in the countryside.

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 8:40 am

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the third time in eight days, sending a large plume of dark grey smoke and ash into the air.

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 7:41 am

Song heralds new bird's arrival

The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 3:05 am

Step forward for quantum computing

Scientists have made progress towards correcting the errors that are expected to arise in quantum computing.

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 2:50 am

Tesla unveils battery to power homes

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.

Posted by on 1 May 2015 | 1:38 am

Animals need 'airspace reserves'

Areas of airspace where human use is restricted could help to protect billions of animals, scientists say.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 9:14 pm

Heatwaves 'more likely' in England

England is set for more record-breaking warm years like 2014, say scientists.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 9:11 pm

The migration of the eagle hunters

The migration of the eagle hunters

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 6:05 pm

Mercury mission ends with a bang

After a decade in space and four years in orbit, Nasa's Messenger spacecraft reaches the end of its mission and crashes into the surface of Mercury.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 3:22 pm

Climate change risk 'to many species'

One in six species on the planet could face extinction due to the effects of climate change if nothing is done to reduce emissions, according to analysis.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 2:18 pm

VIDEO: Lava overflow from Hawaii volcano

There have been stunning scenes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano which has been overflowing lava.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 10:39 am

US says 'No' to modifying embryo DNA

Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 10:19 am

Seeking comet splatter on Mercury

UK scientists hunt for comet remains on Mercury

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 5:30 am

VIDEO: Cat chat: Can felines talk to humans?

An American vet has claimed to have decoded the language that cats use, believing that cats use more than a dozen sounds, each having its own meaning.

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 4:33 am

VIDEO: Solving the big cat conflict

Conservationists and farmers in Namibia have formed a unique partnership to reduce the number of cheetahs and leopards being shot and killed.

Posted by on 29 April 2015 | 6:28 pm

Beavers 'adapting well to Scotland'

Wild beavers living in the Tay and Earn have adapted well to living in Scotland, studies by Scottish Natural Heritage suggest.

Posted by on 29 April 2015 | 2:22 pm

VIDEO: New York turns lights off for birds

The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn.

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 3:07 am

VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich

A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 2:22 pm