A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous ventures.
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.
A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
Is your personality suited to the place you live? New research maps the personality of 380 locations in Great Britain.
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.
One of William Smith's original 1815 geological maps of England, Wales and part of Scotland is re-discovered in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its making.
The Curiosity rover makes a detection of nitrogen compounds which provide further evidence that ancient Mars would have been a habitable world.
Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.
Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.
David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.
Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.
Budi, a baby orangutan who was rescued after being kept for months in a chicken cage in West Borneo, has made a remarkable recovery.
Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.
BBC News explains Friday's rare celestial event and how you can observe it safely - in 90 seconds.
The Prince of Wales has urged the United States to show stronger leadership on the protection of the environment, as Nicholas Witchell reports.