Endangered turtle set free in Florida

Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 12:33 pm

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Posted on: 24 May 2017 | 11:55 am

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 8:28 pm

Herd knowledge

As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 8:16 pm

The DNA detective

A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 8:14 pm

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 3:23 pm

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 2:32 pm

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 9:11 am

Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 7:17 am

The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water

Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 5:58 am

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 5:23 am

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 8:47 pm

Reproductive rebels

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 6:17 pm

Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 11:33 am

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 10:03 am

First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'

A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 12:23 pm

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 10:20 am

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade

A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 7:23 pm

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 9:51 am

Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 6:29 am

UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 5:25 am

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 4:27 am

Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander

Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 9:58 am

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed

Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.

Posted on: 17 May 2017 | 8:50 pm

Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten

"One boy said: I'm going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake's owner said.

Posted on: 17 May 2017 | 4:50 pm