VIDEO: Yorkshire's extinct rhinos revealed

Ancient bones from a North Yorkshire cave, including the remains of rhinos, bears and hyenas, are to be transformed into a digital museum.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 6:12 pm

The reward for 'whale watching' on Mars

Whale Rock becomes the linchpin in a story about water on early Mars

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 5:31 pm

VIDEO: Astronaut's out-of-this-world album

Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his new album of songs recorded while onboard the International Space Station

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 4:42 pm

VIDEO: A future without coal-fired power

Coal was once considered king, but it is now seen as a dirty fuel and the government wants to eliminate coal-fired power stations within the next 15 years.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 1:00 pm

VIDEO: Huge waterspouts filmed in China

Footage of spectacular waterspouts filmed off the coast of Dalian, has been broadcast on Chinese TV.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 11:27 am

'Sand pit' probes walking strategies

Researchers puff air through a box of sand to examine how lizards, crabs and robots cope with 'fluid' ground.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 10:11 am

Geology photo contest names winners

From Giant's Causeway to Lulworth Cove - the Geological Society of London announces the winners of its photo competition celebrating the 100 Great Geosites of the UK and Ireland.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 9:41 am

Croc maths question 'was challenging'

A bamboozling question about a crocodile stalking its prey was one reason the pass mark for Higher maths had to be lowered, a report finds.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 4:23 am

Elephants' low cancer rates explained

Elephants have enhanced defences against cancer that can prevent tumours forming, say scientists.

Posted by on 9 October 2015 | 2:33 am

The creature with the key to immortality?

Does this creature hold the key to immortality?

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 6:00 pm

DNA reveals 'into Africa' migration

A 4,500-year-old African genome reveals how our ancient ancestors moved back and forth between continents.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 5:50 pm

Shackleton medals fetch £585,000

A number of medals awarded to Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton raise £585,000 at a London auction.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 2:21 pm

Probe captures Pluto's 'blue sky'

The New Horizons mission returns its first colour image of Pluto's atmospheric hazes and shows them to have a blue tinge.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 11:35 am

EU assesses insects-as-food risks

The European Food Safety Authority publishes its initial risk assessment of using insects as a source of protein for human consumption and animal feed.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 10:48 am

Ancient horse-like foetus discovered

The 48-million-year-old fossilised remains of a horse foetus have been described by scientists.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 8:41 am

Physics probe sent to spaceport

Europe's fundamental physics space mission, Lisa Pathfinder, arrives in French Guiana to prepare for its December Launch.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 7:18 am

VIDEO: Mysterious ripples found on nearby star

New images from the European Southern Observatory have revealed mysterious ripples around a star close to Earth.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 7:14 am

Ancient recording of core's birth

A reassessment of ancient rocks leads scientists to estimate that Earth's inner core started to form earlier than was previously thought, around 1.3 billion years ago.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 5:41 am

World's corals threatened by bleaching

Corals worldwide are at risk from a major episode of bleaching caused by natural currents and man-made climate change, scientists warm.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 4:16 am

VIDEO: The rare event threatening coral reefs

Scientists in the United States say the world's coral reefs are being attacked by a phenomenon that's only occurred twice before in recorded history.

Posted by on 8 October 2015 | 12:14 am

Fuel crisis threatens Nepal's forests

Nepal's world-renowned community forests are threatened by a sudden rise in demand for firewood following a fuel crisis, officials say.

Posted by on 7 October 2015 | 4:38 pm

The rebirth of a natural treasure

The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure

Posted by on 7 October 2015 | 9:52 am

DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.

Posted by on 7 October 2015 | 4:51 am

VIDEO: Juggling fruit in space for science

The Russian space agency releases footage of cosmonauts juggling fruit in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.

Posted by on 7 October 2015 | 3:07 am

VIDEO: The drone that can plant trees

Engineers are hoping to use drones to plant in areas that have been deforested

Posted by on 6 October 2015 | 6:02 pm