The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:28 pm
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:07 pm
The number fledging from the UK in 2017 is more than the total number for the previous 30 years.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:22 pm
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:05 pm
A US congressman asked scientists if the Red Planet could have been occupied "thousands of years ago".
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:49 pm
Pangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:13 pm
Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:28 am
Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:06 am
A UK zoo is taking part in a radical plan to save the world's last northern white rhinos from extinction.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:04 pm
Dogs were tamed from a single wolf population between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, a study suggests.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:33 pm
The European Space Agency turns off one of its most successful ever missions - LISA Pathfinder.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 7:22 pm
The birds were collected under licence for translocation to a part of Spain where they have not bred for years.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:04 pm
New research suggests the dinosaur could go no faster than a very brisk walking pace.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:00 am
Legislators vote to extend a programme that charges firms for releasing pollutants to the year 2030.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:50 am
We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:23 am
New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:10 am
Satellite images show the colossal Larsen iceberg continuing to edge away from the White Continent.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:05 pm
New research reveals why bigger is not always better in the animal world when it comes to speed.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 3:07 pm
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 12:06 pm
Scientists studied zooplankton found in a Scottish loch to better understand their behaviour.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 11:51 am
The wildcat could be reintroduced into the UK for the first time in 1,300 years.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:03 am
A mariner says there is a "raft" of plastic debris spanning 965,000 square miles in part of the South Pacific.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 11:27 am
Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 12:44 am
A "raft" of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 12:08 am
Acclaimed Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani dies of breast cancer aged 40.
Posted: July 15, 2017, 5:12 pm
Six of the world's large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, new analysis says.
Posted: July 15, 2017, 1:29 am
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?
Posted: July 14, 2017, 3:27 pm
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says species have suffered "significant declines" recently.
Posted: July 14, 2017, 12:00 am
The UK should focus on making fuel from chip fat, whiskey dregs and forest waste and not from crops like wheat
Posted: July 13, 2017, 11:08 pm
A gannet bonanza is confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 11:08 pm
Polish logging in one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests is to go to the EU's top court.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 3:01 pm
At least 200 campaigners in 24 countries were killed in 2016, according to a new report from Global Witness.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 11:18 am
A Nasa probe returns the most detailed pictures ever of one of the Solar System's biggest storms.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 10:18 am
Home Office annual figures show that animal experiments in the UK fell by 5% in 2016.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 9:14 am
Move over Dippy - Earth's biggest animal is now the star attraction at the Natural History Museum.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:01 am
Images and a short film are inserted into bacteria DNA and recovered with 90% accuracy.
Posted: July 12, 2017, 11:31 pm
The government is about to set out its position on membership of Europe's nuclear regulator after Brexit.
Posted: July 12, 2017, 12:07 pm
A block of ice a quarter the size of Wales calves from the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Posted: July 12, 2017, 8:49 am
New rules are urgently needed to protect the open seas, scientists warn.
Posted: July 12, 2017, 12:15 am
Our ancestors could be to blame for the wide variety of human sleeping habits, from larks to night owls.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 11:52 pm
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 9:50 am
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.
Posted: July 10, 2017, 11:07 pm
The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
Posted: July 3, 2017, 8:48 pm
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 9:27 am
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?
Posted: June 21, 2017, 11:53 pm
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:59 pm
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.
Posted: June 18, 2017, 12:42 am
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 6:17 pm