Graphene light bulb set for shops

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 1:46 pm

VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:09 pm

Duo begin year-long space trip

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:53 pm

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn "atom smasher" buried under Geneva.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:49 pm

What drives people to murder-suicide?

What drives people to murder-suicide?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:13 pm

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 10:32 am

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 4:27 am

'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:35 pm

Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:52 pm

China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 5:39 pm

Dark matter flits through collisions

A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 3:31 pm

River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 2:47 pm

Getting ready for the mission to Hell

Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:38 am

Drones bounce back from collisions

Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:58 am

VIDEO: The drone wings that bounce back

Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:55 am

What are the Designs of the Year?

Weird and wonderful entries vie for Design of the Year

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 12:00 am

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 8:54 pm

Swimmer has Russian Ross Sea talks

The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 10:39 am

Bloodhound car has engine fitting

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 8:46 am

House sparrow rule roost in Scotland

House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 6:20 am

Where does my personality fit in?

What does where you live say about you?

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 7:11 pm

Short circuit delays LHC restart

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 2:24 pm

VIDEO: Solar 'could provide 4% of UK electricity'

Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 5:35 am

VIDEO: How robotic hand uses bio-signals

David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.

Posted by on 23 March 2015 | 5:01 pm

VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.

Posted by on 23 March 2015 | 4:39 am