VIDEO: Astronauts brave week's third spacewalk

Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 11:18 am

'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 4:54 am

Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 3:52 am

Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 9:23 pm

Lords call for UK Arctic ambassador

The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 9:15 pm

Nuclear power: The future or the past?

Has nuclear power really had its day?

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 6:04 pm

Giant caiman packed fierce bite

A team of Brazilian scientists says they have calculated that the bite of a giant prehistoric caiman was twice has strong as that of a T-Rex.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 10:24 am

Killer frog disease hits Madagascar

A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 8:21 am

'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken

Concerns are growing about antibiotic resistance of bacteria carried by poultry, according to a new report.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 7:49 am

Solar loses out in renewables auction

The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 5:24 am

MPs call for reform of GM crop rules

Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 5:15 am

VIDEO: Bionic eye will 'restore sight'

Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 4:35 am

VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home

The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 2:48 am

The man who invented the dinosaur

Remembering the man who invented the dinosaur

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 6:10 pm

Machine learns to play video games

A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 12:00 pm

In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale

A collection of vintage Nasa photos is set for auction

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 11:37 am

Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl

Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 11:36 am

Russia extends space station role

Russia commits itself to operations on the International Space Station until 2024, matching the intentions of the Americans.

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 9:43 am

Is the world ready for GM animals?

Is the world ready for modified mosquitoes?

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 8:29 am

Europe's 'Landsat' ready for launch

The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 3:32 am

VIDEO: Brain-controlled drone shown off

A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying.

Posted by on 24 February 2015 | 6:03 pm

Waiting for the sea

The desert that may one day become water again

Posted by on 24 February 2015 | 6:03 pm

'Invest more' in protected areas

The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.

Posted by on 24 February 2015 | 4:31 pm

US sea level rise 'very unusual'

Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose dramatically during 2009-2010 in an event scientists describe as "very unusual".

Posted by on 24 February 2015 | 12:45 pm

VIDEO: Global sinkholes explained - in 60 secs

A brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history.

Posted by on 24 February 2015 | 7:45 am