'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 11:47 am

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

A look inside the lab where the Mars Rover will be assembled

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 9:43 pm

Saving coffee from extinction

Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:17 pm

Spiders strum on leaves for love

Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:07 pm

The element that made the 20th Century shine

The element that made the modern era gleam

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 6:53 pm

VIDEO: How an ancient parasite was frozen in time

Professor David Siveter from the University of Leicester explains how a 425 million year-old parasite was frozen in time at a site in Herefordshire.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 4:02 am

VIDEO: Dog evolution 'earlier than thought'

Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 12:41 am

Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:01 pm

Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed

Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:59 pm

Antarctic in 'dramatic' ice loss

Satellites have recorded a big sudden change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a UK-based team.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 5:44 pm

California probes oil spill cause

Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

DNA hints at earlier dog evolution

Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 11:02 am

Bronze Age Danish girl 'German-born'

New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 11:01 am

Romania acts to save forests from saw

Romania gripped by tensions over illegal logging

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 8:06 am

LHC smashes collision energy record

The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 4:55 am

The miracle of the 20-week strawberry season

The UK strawberry industry is expected to smash its sales record this year by £50m.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:44 pm

El Nino could 'disrupt food markets'

The El Nino event predicted for later this year has the potential to increase food prices, say climate scientists.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 6:31 pm

Oldest tools pre-date first humans

Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 12:12 pm

Engineering prize names shortlist

Three firms working in very different fields make the 2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award, the UK's longest-running engineering prize.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 9:44 am

Advanced gravity hunt is green lit

Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect gravitational waves from some of the most violent events in the cosmos.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 6:14 am

VIDEO: Inuit challenge to EU seal ban

The Inuit people of Greenland are challenging an EU ban on seal hunting and the trade in seal meat and skins, arguing it has "crashed" the Inuits' economy.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 12:31 pm

VIDEO: New ways to grow food in space

A project will see thousands of schoolchildren experiment on seeds that have spent six months on the International Space Station.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 12:10 am

'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 7:24 pm

Tim Peake launches space food test

British astronaut Tim Peake invites schoolchildren to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 7:14 pm

'Cyber-archaeology' salvages lost Iraqi art

Cyber-archaeology is salvaging artworks destroyed by militants

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 6:21 pm