- Saturn probe to acquire Earth image Jun 19, 2013 4:08 am UTC
The Cassini probe in orbit around Saturn is going to picture the ringed planet in a special photo that also includes a distant Earth.
- Older beetles 'make better dads' Jun 19, 2013 2:42 am UTC
Older male burying beetles work harder at parental care and mating than younger counterparts, a study suggests.
- 'Hoff' crab's oceanic 'road trip' Jun 19, 2013 2:38 am UTC
A hairy crab named after US actor David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to colonise deep sea vents in the Atlantic tens of millions of years ago.
- Applause is a 'social contagion' Jun 19, 2013 12:04 am UTC
The quality of a performance does not drive the amount of applause an audience gives, a study suggests.
- What's going on with the weather? Jun 18, 2013 11:50 pm UTC
What's going on with the weather, asks David Shukman
- Wet summers down to warmer Atlantic Jun 18, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Meteorologists and scientists meeting at the Met Office say the UK's damp summers could be caused by a warmer Atlantic Ocean.
- Echoes reveal the shape of a room Jun 18, 2013 9:50 am UTC
The geometric shape of a room can be mapped using the echoes from a sound recorded by four microphones placed inside a room, research finds.
- Europe's Mars missions 'on track' Jun 18, 2013 7:19 am UTC
Europe's plans to explore Mars with a satellite in 2016 and a rover in 2018 take a big step forward with the signing of new industrial contracts.
- 'Quiet epidemic' of UK male cancer Jun 18, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly in men, say cancer experts.
- Colours of space - Visions of the Universe Jun 18, 2013 12:01 am UTC
The vivid hues astronomers use to bring the cosmos to life
- Herschel telescope switched off Jun 17, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
Controllers sever all communications with Europe's billion-euro Herschel space telescope, formally bringing to a close the observation phase of the mission.
- China retakes supercomputer crown Jun 17, 2013 1:39 pm UTC
A China-based supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest, offering nearly double the processing speeds of the US's most powerful system.
- Gagarin air crash details emerge Jun 17, 2013 1:24 pm UTC
New details have emerged about the air crash that killed Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space.
- Shark 'nursery' found on coral reef Jun 17, 2013 11:10 am UTC
Edinburgh marine biologists discover a deep-sea shark spawning ground on Scotland's only inshore coral reef.
- VIDEO: Seven-spot ladybirds in decline Jun 17, 2013 9:26 am UTC
The most common species of the ladybird in Britain is in decline, according to research from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
- Science plan lands 'star' researcher Jun 17, 2013 6:07 am UTC
A £50m project to attract world-class scientists to Wales makes its first appointment - a leading stem cell researcher looking at diseases of the nervous system.
- Man v seal: How we compare with our marine cousins Jun 17, 2013 12:15 am UTC
Can a human hold their breath for as long as a marine mammal?
- How Napoleon's semaphore telegraph changed the world Jun 16, 2013 11:50 pm UTC
How did these strange signals change the way we communicate?
- Overseas climate change threatens UK Jun 16, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
A new report suggests that climate change in other countries will impact the UK more quickly than rising temperatures at home.
- Trans-US solar plane reaches Dulles Jun 16, 2013 8:57 am UTC
A solar powered plane aiming to cross the US lands at Washington Dulles airport, completing the fourth leg of the coast-to-coast endeavour.
- Ash genome reveals fungus resistance Jun 15, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Scientists sequence the genome of a type of ash tree which is resistant to the deadly fungal disease sweeping the country.
- AUDIO: Professor's 'brain soup' experiment Jun 15, 2013 8:16 am UTC
Brazilian professor's "brain soup" shows the power of the human brain
- The living dead: new way to embalm Jun 15, 2013 12:08 am UTC
How new embalming method will aid surgeons
- Portrait honours physicist Higgs Jun 14, 2013 11:46 pm UTC
The Royal Society of Edinburgh unveils a new portrait of scientist Prof Peter Higgs who gave his name to the so-called "God particle".
- Perfect pitch may not be 'perfect' Jun 14, 2013 10:59 pm UTC
People classified with perfect pitch may not actually be as in tune with the sounds they hear as they think, a study finds.
- VIDEO: 'Extinct' horses released in China Jun 14, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Rare Przewalski horses have been returned to their native habitat in northwest China
- Cuckoos clocked using satellite tags Jun 14, 2013 10:24 am UTC
Four cuckoos caught at sites in Lochalsh and Skye are fitted with satellite tags in an effort to track their migrations to Africa.
- VIDEO: Deep-diving mammals' secret revealed Jun 14, 2013 9:36 am UTC
Scientists say they have solved the mystery of how marine mammals store enough oxygen to hold their breath for up to an hour.
- A350 marks new phase in aero-engines Jun 14, 2013 9:23 am UTC
Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engine, fitted to the new Airbus A350, is claimed to be the most efficient aero power unit yet designed.
- Men 'to blame for the menopause' Jun 14, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Men choosing young women as partners meant fertility in older women was pointless, leading to the menopause, researchers suggest.
- Bee ban pesticides have wider impact Jun 14, 2013 1:32 am UTC
A class of pesticides linked to the death of bees may be harming other species and the wider environment.
- Deep-diving mammals' secret revealed Jun 14, 2013 1:24 am UTC
Study solves the mystery of one of the most extreme adaptations in the animal kingdom: how marine mammals store enough oxygen to hold their breath for up to an hour.
- Inside Facebook's new arctic data centre Jun 13, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Inside the social network's huge arctic data centre
- The quest to build a brain in the lab Jun 13, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
The quest to build a brain in the lab
- The plane Airbus did not want built Jun 13, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
The plane that Airbus did not want to build
- VIDEO: Freediver reveals breath-holding secrets Jun 13, 2013 4:41 pm UTC
Freediver Adam Drzazga reveals the training and relaxation exercises required to hold his breath for more than six minutes.
- Police inquiry over eagle nest claim Jun 13, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Police are investigating allegations that a white-tailed eagle nest was destroyed on an estate in Angus, the BBC learns.
- VIDEO: Cat-cams capture secret lives of felines Jun 13, 2013 6:15 am UTC
An ambitious project set up by leading scientists and the BBC's Horizon science documentary set out to discover what cats get up to when they are outdoors.
- Bad winter sees 'huge loss of bees' Jun 13, 2013 12:03 am UTC
Over a third of honey bee colonies were lost over the winter, according to a survey by the British Beekeepers Association
- Cheetah acceleration key to success Jun 12, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
A study of the movements of cheetahs suggests that their hunting prowess comes not from sheer speed, but from rapid acceleration and deceleration.
- Secret life of the cat: The science of tracking our pets Jun 12, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
The technology and science of monitoring cat behaviour
- Record rise in US oil production Jun 12, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
A report by oil giant BP highlights that the US saw the largest single year increase in oil production ever recorded in 2012.
- British wheat crop 'down by third' Jun 12, 2013 11:43 am UTC
Britain's wheat harvest could be a third smaller than it was last year because of extreme weather conditions, the National Farmers' Union warns.
- VIDEO: Ash dieback signs emerge in UK woods Jun 12, 2013 11:36 am UTC
A year since it was first discovered in the wider environment and ancient woodland, the impact of the disease is starting to become evident.
- China outsources carbon emissions Jun 11, 2013 10:31 am UTC
New research shows China is outsourcing carbon dioxide emissions within its own borders, just as the West outsources emissions to China.
- VIDEO: Grass-free lawn opens in London park Jun 10, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
A floral, scented lawn, planted in a west London park is friendlier to pollinating insects than traditional grass, according to researchers.