Nasa's Curiosity rover drills a second sample of Martian rock to deliver to its onboard laboratories for analysis in the coming days.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 7:57 am
What we know - and cannot know - about the forces driving through Tornado Alley…
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 6:56 am
The latest data on EU bathing water quality is released, showing that 93% of more than 22,000 sampled locations meet the minimum standards.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:31 am
The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 3:18 am
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 1:49 am
The underwater prowess of the penguin may have cost the bird its ability to fly, scientists believe.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 12:25 am
Scientists have used plant samples collected in the 19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 10:05 pm
Digs shed light on one of world's oldest civilisations…
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 8:43 pm
A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a livestock virus spread by midges has been approved by government vets.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 6:08 pm
Detailed slow-motion footage showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 2:58 pm
East Anglia is spearheading the fight to beat Ash Dieback fungus with a planting scheme designed to develop resistance.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 9:27 am
A nesting crane lays the first egg laid by that breed of bird in southern Britain in more than 400 years.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 8:22 am
Strengthening biosecurity at UK borders and a plant health risk register would help protect the nation's trees from pests and diseases, a report concludes.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 7:20 am
Getting ready for the "Full English" in orbit…
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 6:48 am
Colin Pillinger, famous for the "Beagle 2 Mars" mission, says the value of sending astronaut Tim Peake into space "should not be underestimated".
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 4:25 am
UK astronaut Tim Peake is to fly to the International Space Station, launching on a Soyuz rocket in November or December 2015.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 3:26 am
Global temperature rises will be slower in the coming decades say researchers but the long term picture is consistent.
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 12:31 pm
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 8:27 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday.
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 6:49 pm
Students in Ghana launch a model of a satellite attached to a balloon for the first time.
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 6:23 pm