A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.
The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
British astronaut Tim Peake has picked "Principia" to be the name of his mission into space next year.
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.
Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.
Hundreds of bird-watchers flock to the Norfolk coast in the hope of catching a rare glimpse of a migratory great knot in British waters.
A climate-sceptic group founded by former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson is to relaunch after a complaint about its charitable status.
Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.