Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time
The Amazon boss puts up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas for a series of Nasa experiments.
Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking
Researchers involved in monitoring fracking in the UK say the limits on seismic activity are "too conservative".
Research body to fund humanitarian efforts
New science funding initiatives are accused of pandering to political imperatives.
Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss
Greenland went through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss in the last two decades.
Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south
A warming climate shifts the distribution of the krill species eaten by whales and other predators.
Facial recognition tool tackles illegal chimp trade
Automated software is now scouring social media posts looking for evidence of ape trafficking.
He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist
Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.
Fossil shark named after 80s video game
The shark's teeth resemble alien spaceships from the game, Galaga, according to US scientists.
We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William
The naturalist tells Prince William people must look after the natural world, or it will be wrecked.
Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the outback for more than 48 years.
In pictures: 'Super blood wolf moon'
Some stargazers struggled to see the rare lunar eclipse which makes the moon appear to glow red.
Skywatchers see 'super blood wolf moon'
During the spectacular event, the Earth's natural satellite turns a striking shade of red.
World's coffee under threat, say experts
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer?
How green is nuclear power and what are the other options?
Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search
The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.
China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout
The seeds, inside a sealed container, are the first plants ever grown on the Moon's surface.
Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants
Operations to extract fresh water from the sea are now producing 50% more of this salty effluent than expected.
Watch how air pollution moves across Europe
See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere.
Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.
James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.
Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.
Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough in Davos
Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The incredibly rare super blood wolf moon eclipse
The first and last blood moon of the year has peaked.
Swimming with huge female pregnant great white sharks
Footage emerges of divers getting up close and personal with massive great white shark.
How do you transport a rhino from Germany to the UK?
Follow Najuma the black rhino as she is transported from Germany to a new home in Yorkshire.
Giant ice disc appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook
The approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning.
World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate
The world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds friends (and a possible date) after water frogs found in the wild.
Dippy the dinosaur arrives in Scotland
The famous replica skeleton, usually displayed at London's Natural History Museum, goes on show in Glasgow.
Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'
One of the most distinctive features in the Solar System is no more than 100 million years old.
Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected
A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle.
Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain?
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?
Two months ago, a record-breaking heatwave devastated Australia's population of spectacled flying foxes.
Swimming with sharks
The shark, believed to be one known as Deep Blue, weighs 2.5 tonnes and is nearly 20ft long.
What China's Chang'e-4 mission could tell us about the far side of the Moon.
China in space
China has successfully landed on the far side of the moon, but that is not the limit of its ambitions.
A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing.
One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.
Aryans are not the earliest or only source of Indian civilisation, suggests new research on genetic ancestry.
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
The rough with the smooth
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?