VIDEO: 'Brainwave orchestra' in first performance

Four members of a Paramusical Ensemble, who are unable to talk or move, are using ground-breaking technology to create music with the power of their minds.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:30 am

Ground control gives up on Philae

The Rosetta mission team says it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:19 am

'Health risk' legacy from Neanderthals

Scientists find a wide range of ailments are strongly influenced by our Neanderthal heritage.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 3:56 am

Gravitational waves: Numbers don't do them justice

Jonathan Amos reflects on the significance of Thursday’s announcement – and the mind-boggling scale of the black hole merger itself.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 6:41 pm

Record year for river fish releases

Almost two million captive-bred fish and larvae were released in 2015 to boost populations in England's rivers, says the Environment Agency.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 6:37 pm

Why did the half-plane, half-helicopter not work?

Why did the half-plane, half-helicopter not work?

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 6:20 pm

VIDEO: 'Mind-boggling' breakthrough

Scientists say the discovery of gravitational waves will open the window on the formation of the universe.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 2:44 pm

Gravity search was 'a global effort'

The search for gravitational waves was a global effort

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 9:35 am

'Ripples' from black holes detected

For the first time, scientists detect tiny, rhythmic distortions in space and time - gravitational waves - predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 9:32 am

Toxic chemicals found in beached whales

A pod of whales stranded in Fife in 2012 are found to have had high concentrations of toxic chemicals in their bodies, scientists find.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 7:00 am

Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 7:17 am

Court halts Obama's key climate plan

President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 3:16 am

Legal breakthrough for Google car

Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 2:11 am

Horses recognise human emotions

Horses discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 8:14 pm

Climate change 'to make flights longer'

Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 6:29 pm

India 'meteorite death' to be probed

Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 12:03 am

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 11:59 pm

Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 9:06 pm

Dating dispute over 'oldest Koran'

Carbon dating row over 'oldest Koran'

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 7:25 pm

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:46 pm

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:45 pm

Water rights 'threaten Spanish wetland'

One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 6:16 pm

Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 5:24 am

'Wrong type of trees' boost warming

Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 9:44 am

Bears hibernate 'with bacterial help'

A Swedish study suggests that changes in the gut flora of brown bears help them to cope with the weird metabolic demands of hibernation.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 2:05 am