VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'

Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:22 pm

Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 7:17 am

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 6:11 am

Flexi-space room expansion suspended

A halt is called to the deployment of a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station when it fails to open up as expected.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:26 am

Australia removed from UN climate report

All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 3:00 am

VIDEO: A haven for endangered water voles

The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.

Posted by on 27 May 2016 | 1:54 am

VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 5:53 am

Navy investigates 'lost submarine find'

The Royal Navy is investigating claims the wreckage of a British submarine lost during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Sardinia.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 4:23 am

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania

The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 3:11 am

HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.

Posted by on 26 May 2016 | 1:55 am

Exxon takes 'small step' on climate

Shareholders at Exxon Mobil AGM reject most proposals but voted in favour of a resolution that could see a climate activist elected to the board in the future.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 3:58 pm

Neanderthal stone structures discovered

Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:59 pm

Contract to construct giant telescope

The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 12:08 pm

'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 11:07 am

'Dinosaur crater' drill project success

Chicxulub drill project declared a success

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 9:43 am

Crayfish and worms may die out together

A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:22 am

VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:09 am

Solar Impulse aims for Pennsylvania

The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off from Dayton, Ohio, on a 750km flight to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 3:16 am

Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 8:23 pm

Yellowstone in 1871 and today

Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 6:24 pm

Exxon 'has to change or die' on climate

The world's biggest publicly traded oil company faces a critical AGM under pressure from a broad coalition of shareholders on climate change.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 1:17 pm

Sentinel satellite probes coral health

European scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:12 am

Evolutionary engineer wins tech prize

US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 7:10 am

China's science revolution

Five glimpses inside China's scientific revolution

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 5:53 am

Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes'

Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 5:00 am