AUDIO: Puffins 'Frankie Howerd of bird world'

A study by the National Trust suggests seabirds around the UK coastline are being hit by a "triple whammy" of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:33 am

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:01 pm

Memories 'flipped' from bad to good

Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 2:09 pm

VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 8:14 am

VIDEO: Buddleia: Gardener's friend or foe?

BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith visits Dover to assess how much of a threat buddleia is to native species

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 7:02 am

Concerns grow over Iceland volcano

Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 3:47 am

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 1:50 am

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Why so many of us are developing allergies

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:49 pm

VIDEO: How sheepdogs control unruly flocks

A farmer explains his relationship with his sheepdog, after researchers help unravel the mystery of how the animals do their job.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 8:06 pm

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 7:33 pm

Global coal 'binge' missed in data

The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 1:23 pm

Badger cull targets are announced

A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 12:52 pm

Galileo: We know where you are

What pinpointing positions on the planet could mean for you

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 6:10 am

VIDEO: Rare duck needs new home

The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 2:59 am

VIDEO: Aurora Australis filmed from space

The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, filmed from the International Space Station.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 2:32 am

UK air pollution fuels official concern

Measuring and tackling an invisible killer

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 8:25 pm

Magnetic levitation in 3D advances

Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 6:51 pm

World's rarest bird needs new home

The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 6:34 pm

Potential comet landing sites chosen

Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 9:41 am

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

Posted by on 24 August 2014 | 12:07 pm

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.

Posted by on 24 August 2014 | 12:04 pm

'Antarctic audit' for marine life

New atlas catalogues 9,000 Southern Ocean species

Posted by on 24 August 2014 | 10:00 am

VIDEO: First birthday for panda cub Bao Bao

The National Zoo in Washington DC has been celebrating panda cub Bao Bao's first birthday.

Posted by on 24 August 2014 | 2:49 am

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Posted by on 23 August 2014 | 6:05 pm

Galileo satellites on wrong orbit

The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.

Posted by on 23 August 2014 | 3:56 am