BBC Breakfast presenters meet 'Orangu-cam'

The Breakfast team have been monkeying around with one of the stars of new series 'Spy in the Wild'.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 2:11 am

Trump's EPA nominee Scott Pruitt grilled on oil company ties

Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has faced some tough questioning at his confirmation hearing.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:06 pm

Primates facing 'extinction crisis'

Primates are facing an extinction crisis, according to researchers who have found that 60% of species are under threat.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:20 pm

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe's Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 11:53 am

Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 9:39 am

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

A smartphone attachment that analyses DNA could help improve cancer and tuberculosis treatments.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 9:22 am

Moth with 'golden flake hairstyle' named after Donald Trump

The moth, which has a wingspan of just over a centimetre, was discovered in California.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 5:42 am

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

The payment to the UN Green Climate Fund was announced three days before Donald Trump takes office.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:26 am

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

A technique designed to help parents affected by genetic disorders is used to tackle infertility.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 12:53 am

Aeolus wind mission heads for test and launch

UK engineers finish the assembly of a wind-observing satellite that meteorologists expect to have a major impact on weather forecasts.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 7:44 pm

Babies remember their birth language - scientists

Babies learn language in the early months of life, and retain this knowledge, say scientists.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:51 pm

Drone footage shows huge Antarctic ice crack

Aerial video shows a huge ice crack which is forcing British Antarctic Survey staff to leave their base.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 2:55 pm

Last man to walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, has died

Documentary maker reflects on the life of astronaut Gene Cernan, following his death.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 1:50 am

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

Video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat causes alarm.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 7:02 pm

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, has died, his family and Nasa announce.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 4:36 pm

Venus wave may be Solar System's biggest

A giant wave in the atmosphere of Venus may be the biggest of its kind in the Solar System.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 1:16 pm

Trump team moving away from supporters on climate science

The incoming Trump administration accepts far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 11:46 am

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

The British Antarctic Survey is pulling all staff out of the space-age Halley base in March because of a big crack in nearby ice.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 10:38 am

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 8:07 am

Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 12:22 pm

SpaceX rocket successfully lifts off

SpaceX successfully launches a rocket, its first mission since an explosion in September.

Posted on: 14 January 2017 | 12:40 pm

SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.

Posted on: 14 January 2017 | 12:11 pm

Alien bird risk from pet trade

The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if birds manage to escape, research suggests.

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 2:13 am

Tidal lagoon: £1.3bn Swansea Bay project backed by review

Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon off Swansea are backed in a government-commissioned review.

Posted on: 12 January 2017 | 11:43 am

Orcas reveal the origin of menopause

By studying the long lives of killer whale families, researchers say they have solved the evolutionary mystery of the menopause.

Posted on: 12 January 2017 | 11:04 am