Young people urged for park-life views

A campaign is urging young people to share their thoughts and ideas via social media on the future of the UK's parks and open spaces.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 6:56 am

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 5:00 am

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching, has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 9:53 am

Total trade ban for Gibraltar's monkeys agreed

Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, has gained the highest level of protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 9:16 am

Grass food crops facing climate change challenge

Projected climate change is set to happen too quickly for grass species, including major food crops, to adapt to the new conditions, a study suggests.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 7:28 am

Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread

Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 6:45 pm

Why is this woman flying 4,500 miles?

British conservationist Sacha Dench is on the first leg of an epic 4,500 mile paramotor flight following migrating swans.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 6:01 pm

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 4:40 pm

Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum

A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 2:12 pm

Materials programmed to shape shift

Scientists have pre-programmed materials to change their shape over time.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 1:26 pm

First 'three person baby' born using new method

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 12:13 pm

Chester Zoo releases footage of rare giant jumping rat

The first footage of a rare giant jumping rat born at Chester Zoo is released.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 9:49 am

Why does the Europa water plume matter?

Professor Michele Dougherty explains the importance of the water plumes on Jupiter's moon

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 6:21 am

CITES species body rejects process for ivory sales

Delegates at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg have defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 3:05 am

Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell

Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 2:45 am

Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon

Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 3:22 pm

Europa moon 'spewing water jets'

Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 1:13 pm

SpaceX 'Mars' rocket engine tested

Private company SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 7:44 am

'Colossal' wasp nest found in Corby attic

A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:46 am

China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound

China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 5:11 am

Thriving sector

Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 11:26 pm

Nelly the enemy?

As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 7:36 pm

Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 6:08 pm

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 6:55 am

China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 4:41 am