Why one of Scott’s team, Dr Edward Wilson, is a forgotten hero
A US bioethics panel approves the publication of two controversial H5N1 bird-flu studies, after they were revised to take out sensitive data.
Astronomers measure the precise distance to over a quarter of a million galaxies to gain new insights into the influence of dark energy on the Universe.
Wild rabbits are causing erosion and eating fragile upland plants in one of Scotland’s most striking landscapes, report warns.
A court order in India asking the government to link more than 30 rivers and divert waters to parched areas causes concerns in neighbouring countries.
Spacecraft could one day navigate through the cosmos using a particular type of dead star as a kind of GPS, German scientists believe.
Why do so many apes in zoos develop heart disease?
The Titanic’s journey to the bottom of the ocean
The head of an experiment that appeared to show subatomic particles travelling faster than the speed of light resigns from his post.
David Shukman looks at ways to plug the North Sea gas leak
Cinthya Herrera, 27, gets her astronomy career off to a flying start by producing the first scholarly science paper to come out of the Alma radio telescope.
British children are losing contact with nature at a „dramatic” rate and their health and education are suffering, says a National Trust report.
The UK Biobank, the most comprehensive health study in the UK, is opening its doors to researchers on Friday.
China’s manned submersible Jiaolong is getting ready for a 7,000 meters dive in the Pacific.
Some of the world’s most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests.
An offshore workers union calls for the exclusion zone around the crippled Elgin platform in the North Sea to be extended.
The Cassini spacecraft captures striking images from flying by three moons of Saturn, including new pictures of Enceladus’s gushing geysers.
Scientists at Aberystwyth University have discovered a group of solar tornados – several times wider than the Earth – on the face of the sun.
An outbreak of non-native „killer” shrimps on the Norfolk Broads is threatening its ecology and economy, the Broads Authority says.
The government’s nuclear power strategy has been hit after German energy giants RWE and E.On abandon plans to build two new plants.
Two UK-developed telescopes are used to make a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars.
Fleeting space rendezvous leaves many unanswered questions