EU's Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake

Europe’s Sentinel radar satellites map Italy's Apennine mountains, revealing the scale of ground movement in Wednesday's big earthquake.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 1:06 pm

Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter

The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 11:31 am

World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 1:28 am

North Atlantic 'weather bomb' tremor measured in Japan

Researchers track a particular type of tiny vibration for the first time, as it wobbles through the Earth from the Atlantic to Japan.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 5:14 am

Italy earthquake: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:10 pm

Extinct 'lion' named after Attenborough

A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 11:40 am

Surface water shifting around the Earth

Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over the last 30 years.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 9:24 am

Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

The first almost complete skeleton of a dodo to come up for sale in nearly 100 years is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 6:00 am

Aiming high

Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:58 am

Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert

A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:23 am

Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors

Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 5:20 am

Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 7:27 pm

Meet the octobot: A first for soft robotics

For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 7:27 pm

Seeking ET

How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 6:28 pm

Five ways Proxima b find is important

Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun's nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 12:00 pm

Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 12:00 pm

Is depression a state of body not mind?

Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 5:57 am

Bane of the oceans

MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 5:38 am

Yuval Noah Harari: "We are probably one of the last generations of Homo sapiens."

Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 3:09 am

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 6:48 pm

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up in New Jersey

Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 5:15 pm

How to shave a mountain

Tourists gather in Transylvania to help with the traditional mountain hay harvest. BBC Gaelic Journalist Teàrlach Quinnell went with them.

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 10:29 am

Spider silk helps creates microscope superlens

Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 6:27 am

Snail 'Swat teams'

Australian researchers are investigating if the scent of giant sea snails could help repel millions of coral-eating starfish from the Great Barrier Reef.

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 10:06 am