A turtle's paradise in the Caribbean

One island's bid to track the shy sea creatures

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 7:15 pm

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 5:36 am

Changing the signals on Britain's railways

Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 8:57 pm

'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture

An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy?

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 6:31 pm

Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'

In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 6:23 pm

VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'

Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 5:25 pm

Vast replica recreates ancient cave

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 1:15 am

VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 12:32 am

VIDEO: Hubble Telescope's 25 years in images

As the Hubble Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, BBC News looks back at some of its greatest moments - and images.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 6:09 pm

Mammoth genome sequence completed

Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 11:49 am

Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 11:00 am

VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Chile volcano

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 8:55 am

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 8:32 am

Baby wallaby dies in keeper's arms

An orphaned baby wallaby on the Isle of Man dies in her keeper's arms after a week of round-the-clock care.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 6:06 am

VIDEO: How Hubble opened up the Universe

As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the Universe.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 5:33 am

Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides

Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 4:08 am

In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 4:07 am

Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates

Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 1:06 pm

In pictures: Earth's beauty

Earth's beauty as seen from space

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 7:57 am

Study queries non-hazardous plastic

Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 5:12 am

Super-rat history extracted from DNA

Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 4:58 am

Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 8:20 pm

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

'They're tastier than fish'

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 7:06 pm

VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 5:40 pm

VIDEO: Sumatran rhino in need of a mate

The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 6:01 pm