The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 8:05 am

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 7:22 am

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 7:50 pm

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 7:25 pm

2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 9:30 am

Crunch question

Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 5:30 am

Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 3:59 pm

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 12:02 pm

ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 11:55 am

Moustached monkey is separate species

A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 8:34 am

UK firm contracts to service satellites

Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | 7:15 am

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 9:05 pm

Paris, London

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 7:38 pm

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 7:06 pm

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 1:33 pm

Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 4:58 am

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Donkeys, horses and camels are beaten and forced to carry tourists in extreme heat, a group says.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | 4:35 am

Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 9:02 pm

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:40 am

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:44 pm

How flowering plants conquered the world

Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 6:12 pm

Hot topic

Can a series of scorching summers be blamed on climate change, and what do they tell us?

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 10:28 am

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 9:45 am

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 4:45 am