The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 1:41 pm
There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 11:43 pm
Satellite images show that artificially-lit areas are expanding around the world.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 11:05 pm
Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:15 pm
Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:11 pm
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:06 pm
The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:57 pm
A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:45 am
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:41 am
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies
Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:11 pm
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 4:35 pm
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:57 pm
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 9:49 am
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:10 pm
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:53 pm
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:25 am
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:11 am
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 12:17 am
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?
Posted: November 19, 2017, 12:12 am
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 7:59 am
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 4:40 am
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 2:52 am
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:02 am
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 3:43 pm
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:56 am
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 3:29 pm
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 12:54 pm
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal
Posted: November 16, 2017, 10:56 am
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 9:40 am
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 12:45 am
Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?
Posted: November 15, 2017, 1:02 am
The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:07 am
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:02 am
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 1:22 am
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.
Posted: November 9, 2017, 2:42 am
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.
Posted: November 8, 2017, 3:09 am
The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.
Posted: November 3, 2017, 4:42 pm
Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.
Posted: October 29, 2017, 12:42 am
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.
Posted: October 25, 2017, 12:28 am
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 12:15 pm