Genetic clues to age of first period

The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:09 am

Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 10:09 pm

VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:01 pm

Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:21 pm

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:12 pm

Fur seals feel climate impacts

Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:52 pm

VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:40 pm

EU sets 30% energy savings target

Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:52 am

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:43 am

Deep sea mining licences issued

The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:55 am

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:55 am

Giant python gets a health check

Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 3:35 am

Quarantine over China plague death

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:47 am

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 11:32 pm

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

European spat over energy savings target

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 10:28 pm

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 8:14 pm

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:35 am

Kepler sees world with distant orbit

The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:04 am

AUDIO: Warm weather boosts slug numbers

There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 5:07 am

VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom

More and more jellyfish are being spotted on the UK's coastline during the summer months, and now scientists have decided to try and find out why.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 3:52 am

Beef's greater environment burden

A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 2:08 pm

VIDEO: Drones homing in on wildlife poachers

Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 11:34 am

Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms

Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 11:07 am

Sea turtle migrates 2,472 miles

A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 7:01 am

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 3:23 am