Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM

Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 7:17 am

Automated amphibian teaches us to walk

Scientists in Switzerland have created a robotic salamander that mimics the gait of the ancient amphibian in great detail.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 7:15 am

Nasa tests its most powerful booster yet

Nasa has conducted a second round of test on a booster which is designed to send human beings deep into space.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 2:05 pm

World class science 'will endure' in UK after Brexit

The UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson, says that world class research will "endure" following the Brexit.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 1:29 pm

Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber

Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 12:26 pm

Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 7:40 am

Inside Porton Down

Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 9:08 pm

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 7:15 am

Buenos Aires to shut scandal-prone zoo

The mayor of Buenos Aires announces his administration has taken over the running of the city's zoo after a series of scandals.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 7:34 pm

Scientists hungry to deliver food system paradigm shift

Eight universities across northern England join forces to form a scientific powerhouse at the launch of a five-year, £16m global food research programme.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 9:02 am

Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 2:11 am

Rise of border fences hampers wildlife movements

The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:50 pm

Frog rescue: Last hope for endangered amphibian

How a shipping container became a last sanctuary for one of the world's most endangered amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:08 pm

Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests

Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 11:00 pm

'Last breath'

In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:59 pm

Warmer winters play important role in EU emissions drop

Milder winters have contributed to a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU over the past quarter of a century.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:58 pm

Tim Peake: 'I saw flames outside the window'

British astronaut Tim Peake describes his dramatic journey home to Earth from the International Space Station.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 7:47 am

Peake: 'I would return to space in a heartbeat'

Tim Peake says he would go back into space "in a heartbeat" after his six-month mission to the space station.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:36 am

Iceland's fishing industry 'better off outside' EU

Iceland's fishing minister says the country would "never join the European Union" because the industry is thriving outside the bloc.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:04 am

Project re-ignited

Andy Green says a new source of funding means preparations to run the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car in South Africa next year can resume.

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 9:50 am

British astronaut Tim Peake's 'incredible experience'

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he is elated to be back on earth after six months onboard the international space station.

Posted by on 19 June 2016 | 4:56 am

Final handshakes in space station

British astronaut Tim Peake has boarded the spacecraft that will return him to Earth following an historic six-month mission to the space station.

Posted by on 18 June 2016 | 3:24 am

Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang

A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Posted by on 17 June 2016 | 7:46 am

Dead Sea drying

The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.

Posted by on 16 June 2016 | 6:09 pm

Tim Peake: The UK astronaut's best photos and comments

Has Tim Peake got the best photo album on (and off) Earth? As his space mission comes to an end, we compile some of his best shots along with his comments.

Posted by on 14 June 2016 | 1:06 pm