Graphene promise for body armour

The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.

Posted by on 28 November 2014 | 4:44 am

VIDEO: Grey squirrels 'should be culled'

The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.

Posted by on 28 November 2014 | 2:15 am

How could we intervene to change the climate?

The possibilities of geo-engineering

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 7:49 pm

Bear back in Chernobyl after century

Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 7:23 pm

Finding long lost treasures of the deep

Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:16 pm

The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green

Why going green isn't good for everyone

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 6:13 pm

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives

Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 | 1:58 am

Somerset flood spend 'driven by politics', say experts

Was campaign to guard Somerset Levels driven by politics or science?

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 8:56 pm

Risk from extreme weather rises

Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:42 pm

Tracing the Ebola outbreak

Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 6:32 pm

AUDIO: Horned dinosaur species identified

A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 8:27 am

UK team's data bonanza from comet

UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:46 am

Watson to sell Nobel Prize for DNA

James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 7:01 am

Shakespeare Folio found in France

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

Posted by on 26 November 2014 | 4:15 am

Museum fossils are new dino species

A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 8:47 pm

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 7:12 pm

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 6:07 pm

The problem with freezing stem cells

What went wrong with stem cell cancer treatment

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 10:06 am

Stone age axe found with wood handle

Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 10:05 am

AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics

Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 6:54 am

Gravity map traces ocean circulation

Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 6:37 am

VIDEO: 15 secs: Female astronaut pioneer

Tasks for Italy's first female astronaut

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 10:04 pm

Urban farming helps feed the world

Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 8:29 pm

Brain's dementia weak spot found

The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 6:06 pm

Polar sub gauges sea ice thickness

A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 10:11 am