Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:33 pm

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:31 pm

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 12:06 pm

Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:39 am

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:56 am

Slumbering lions win top photo prize

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:24 pm

Physics reveals how nature sparkles

Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:15 pm

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:07 pm

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:59 pm

Tractor beam breaks distance record

Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 9:40 am

Audi claims self-drive speed record

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:29 am

Pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops'

The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:19 am

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:44 am

VIDEO: EU pesticide ban 'threatens crops'

A report published today claims that banning too many pesticides will lead to lower yields on farm, which in turn could result in an increase in food imports, and job losses

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 1:38 am

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:31 pm

Life Story with David Attenborough

David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:47 pm

Hobbit find rewriting human history

Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:32 pm

VIDEO: Charge for carrier bags in Scotland

A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:22 pm

VIDEO: Origins of intercourse traced to fish

Scientists believe they have traced the origin of copulation to fish found in a Scottish lake 385 million years ago.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:01 pm

Europe 'will fail to protect climate'

IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:05 am

AUDIO: Are we alone in the Milky Way?

Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:29 am

AUDIO: Scientists study ancient comet

A recently discovered comet has flown past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:52 am

African solar plan to power UK homes

Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 1:33 am

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears

BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 7:28 pm

Comet Siding Spring skims past Mars

A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 5:10 pm