ExoMars: Rover scientists to study Mawrth Vallis option

Europe is going to investigate a second site on Mars - called Mawrth Vallis - as a possible destination to send its 2021 rover.

Posted on: 28 March 2017 | 10:37 am

'Fake science used to justify badger culls'

A senior researcher claims ministers are using a flawed method for assessing badger numbers in the TB cull.

Posted on: 28 March 2017 | 5:39 am

How the mouse came to live alongside humans

The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

Posted on: 27 March 2017 | 7:25 pm

Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Posted on: 27 March 2017 | 4:13 am

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Posted on: 27 March 2017 | 3:09 am

Testing for 'defectives'

After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 6:54 pm

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

Posted on: 26 March 2017 | 6:41 pm

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 8:24 pm

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Posted on: 25 March 2017 | 6:09 am

Cardboard cribs

What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 7:29 pm

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 1:05 pm

The Foehn feeling

For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 11:09 am

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 7:13 am

Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again

The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 5:04 am

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 7:54 pm

Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag'

A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 7:15 pm

British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 7:11 pm

Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 2:14 pm

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

Posted on: 23 March 2017 | 11:00 am

'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 8:25 pm

How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 7:22 pm

Paleo artist

An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 3:27 pm

Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

Posted on: 22 March 2017 | 3:55 am

'Dispersal machines'

How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 10:25 pm

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

Posted on: 21 March 2017 | 5:58 pm