Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation
How the giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is transformed into a 3,200 tonne art installation.
Arctic wild goose chase threatens chicks as temperatures rise
Migrating geese race to warmer Arctic but are too worn out to lay their eggs early when they get there.
Wanted: Any name other than 'Spacey McSpaceFace'
What should we call a six-wheeled robot going to the Red Planet to look for signs of life?
The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal
The Trump administration wants to weaken the landmark protection law. What species are under threat?
Is UK barbecue charcoal fuelling global deforestation?
A growing taste for al fresco dining is driving record charcoal sales in the UK but is it also fuelling global deforestation and climate change?
Whale killing: DNA shows Iceland whale was rare hybrid
Genetic material proves that the animal killed off the coast of Iceland was not a blue whale but a rare hybrid.
Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years
The Atlantic system that warms the UK is slowing down but this may cause even more heating.
Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world
The fossil of a prehistoric snake that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found entombed in amber.
Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together
Engineers at Cammell Laird shipyard add the top six decks to the hull of the UK's new polar ship.
Theresa May announces new environment bill
PM commits to laws that will ensure environmental protection improves - but not everyone is convinced.
Are young people going cool on cars?
More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?
Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.
Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.
The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.
The new sharks coming to UK waters
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.
UK to build record-breaking solar planes
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.
Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.
Nation's botanical treasures to go on display
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.
Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.
Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study
Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.
Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.
Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed
Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.
Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread
Charred crumbs found in the Jordanian desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.
Brexit 'could damage UK environment'
MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises
Survey: Half of young people want electric cars
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.
Killing rats could save coral reefs
Threatened reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats on tropical islands, scientists say.
Earliest evidence of humans outside Africa
Scientists say they've probably found the earliest evidence of a human presence outside Africa.
'We can build a real time machine'
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.
Heatwave uncovers submerged history
Weeks of dry weather cause water levels at Spelga Dam to drop, exposing a hidden history.
Ancient bones reveal forgotten history of whales
Old whale bones suggest the origins of whale hunting may go back to the days of the Roman Empire.
On board the flying lab testing UK wildfire smoke
Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe.
Major sewage pollution incidents increase
Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says.
'Sir David Attenborough' ready for big splash
The UK's new £200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey.
Israeli space probe to land on Moon in 2019
It will be the first privately-funded space probe to land on the lunar surface.
Krill companies limit Antarctic fishing
The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise
A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer.
Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic
This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm.
Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?
It sounds like the perfect solution, but critics say it failed their test.
Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'
Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.
Antarctic seabed site gets protection after reporter's submarine trip
Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection.
Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?
While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe, the population on one Welsh island is thriving.
The UK's history in space
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.
Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina
Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.
Legal EU ivory sales 'condemn elephants'
Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants.
Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.
A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation.
Nowhere to hide
Europe's Sentinel satellite tasked with tracking dirty air maps the major emissions of sulphur dioxide.
Exomoons: On the hunt for distant worlds
Distant moons may be the most plentiful habitats in the galaxy
Science to chew on
Scientists fail to find a koala cuteness gene but DNA may lead to a vaccine for chlamydia in the iconic marsupial.
Wood Wide Web
Plants share resources using an underground network called the "Wood Wide Web".
Turning the 4,000 live-aboard yachts around the world into a research fleet.
It's often said that butterflies are dying out in the UK, but do the statistics back this up?
Dippy the diplodocus is proving a huge draw on its UK-wide tour. Why are some people so fascinated with dinosaurs?
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?
Big cat spat
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.
Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic.
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.
Read the experiences of the four surviving astronauts to have set foot on the lunar surface.
National Geographic magazine has published some startling images of the global plastic pollution scourge.
Seeds of hope
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.
Pump it down
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.
Building back up
After last years first test runs, the Bloodhound supersonic car is being rebuilt ready to go faster still.
Stephen Hawking: A life in pictures
The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.
Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes
Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.