Skull clue to exodus from Africa

An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 1:43 pm

Curiosity rover back in the groove

Nasa's Curiosity rover gets straight back to work after a software upgrade by drilling a new test hole.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 12:40 pm

Scottish fracking block announced

The Scottish government announces a block on planned fracking operations, pending the outcome of further inquiries.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 11:57 am

AI will not kill us, says Microsoft

The chief of Microsoft's research division says he does not believe artificial intelligence systems are going to wipe out humankind.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 8:54 am

'Mystery' beavers permitted to stay

Mystery family of beavers allowed to stay in English river

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 8:10 am

'World can cut carbon emissions and live well'

Cutting carbon emissions can be achieved while improving living standards - but big trade-offs in land use and energy are needed, say ministers.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 7:15 am

VIDEO: How beavers can change our rivers

Claire Marshall looks at the impact beavers have on the environment, after a decision to allow a family of wild beavers to stay on the River Otter in Devon.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 5:36 am

Florida cat crawls out of grave

A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 4:37 am

First step towards saving rhino

Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 3:54 am

Kepler finds ancient solar system

An ancient solar system similar to our own is discovered by scientists at the University of Birmingham studying data from the Kepler telescope.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 10:06 pm

No US-India deal on climate change

Why the US and India walk different paths on climate

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 5:21 pm

Best ever view of asteroid Ceres

The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 10:44 am

England's environment 'in decline'

England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 8:52 am

Planet hosts giant ring system

Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 7:53 am

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon

Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 6:32 am

VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl's life

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 3:01 am

'Time to link nature and wellbeing'

Scientists need to work together to capitalise on a growing body of evidence showing a link between biodiversity and human wellbeing, a US review suggests.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 1:46 am

How to build world's tallest lift

How to build the world's tallest lift

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:01 pm

Fracking moratorium rejected by MPs

MPs overwhelmingly reject a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas - but agree to Labour proposals to impose new conditions.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 2:01 pm

Risk of extreme weather 'doubles'

Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 11:11 am

Metal explosions 'driven by charge'

New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 11:11 am

VIDEO: Baby rhino; zoo's first in 35 years

A rhinoceros at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark has given birth to a healthy male calf, the first to be born there for 35 years.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 10:55 am

Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:55 am

VIDEO: Will India act on climate change?

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are holding talks on climate change.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 3:44 am

VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UK

BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:28 pm