Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.
Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.
Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.
Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms
Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.
Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence
Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.
Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.
'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.
IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.
Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa
Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'
Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.
Hayabusa-2: Asteroid mission exploring a 'rubble pile'
The mission exploring an asteroid finds that it consists of material blasted off another asteroid.
Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire
Archaeologists hope to uncover new details of a site where dead may have been left for scavengers.
Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs
Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?
New Horizons: Ultima Thule 'a time machine' to early Solar System
Ultima Thule has been described as a Frankenstein object, composed of "poorly formed snowmen".
Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' - study
Bird of prey 10 times more likely to die on English grouse moors than other habitats, data shows.
Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers
Astrophysics star launches a scheme to help female and black students to become researchers.
Bubble maths researcher wins top award
One of the highest prizes for mathematics is awarded to Prof Karen Uhlenbeck for her ground-breaking work.
Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'
Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.
Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'
What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.
Super bloom tourists cause small town 'safety crisis'
Tourists hoping to photograph a bloom of wild poppies briefly shut down a California canyon.
US detects huge meteor explosion
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.
Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action
Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.
Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'
The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.
The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic
Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.
Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta
Thousands of people still live on the Indian island, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km.
'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh
Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.
Phones crushed to reveal precious metals
Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.
Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words
The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of spring.
Soggy Ben Nevis can be bone dry
Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.
Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data
Scientists ensure the constant monitoring of the White Continent will continue unbroken into the 2030s.
Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.
A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?
Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?
Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.
Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew
The first female gardeners at Kew had to garden in bloomers, but in other ways were ahead of their time.
Black on white
The first British-led expedition to gather space rocks in the Antarctic returns with 36 objects.
Dragon in graphics
How Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spaceship goes to, and returns from, the International Space Station.
Students with a food waste problem
How easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out.
Old becomes new
Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.