Italy earthquake: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:10 pm

Surface water shifting around the Earth

Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over the last 30 years.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 9:24 am

Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

The first almost complete skeleton of a dodo to come up for sale in nearly 100 years is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 6:00 am

Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert

A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:23 am

Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors

Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:20 am

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 7:27 pm

Meet the octobot: A first for soft robotics

For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 7:27 pm

Seeking ET

How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 6:28 pm

Hottest day of 2016 recorded at Gravesend in Kent

The UK records its highest temperature of the year so far - 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent - as experts warn of possible health risks.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 2:41 pm

Five ways Proxima b find is important

Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun's nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 12:00 pm

Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 12:00 pm

Is depression a state of body not mind?

Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 5:57 am

Bane of the oceans

MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 5:38 am

Yuval Noah Harari: "We are probably one of the last generations of Homo sapiens."

Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 3:09 am

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 11:43 pm

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 7:43 pm

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 6:48 pm

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 6:48 pm

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up in New Jersey

Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 5:15 pm

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 6:33 am

New badger culling trials given go ahead across England

Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC learns.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 5:23 am

Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney

Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 8:42 am

Spider silk helps creates microscope superlens

Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 6:27 am

California wildfires: Blue Cut blaze curbed as evacuees return

Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.

Posted on: 20 August 2016 | 5:13 am

Zebra finch 'heat song' changes hatchling development

A study of Australian zebra finches makes the surprising discovery that singing to eggs can alter hatchling development.

Posted on: 19 August 2016 | 3:19 am