The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests.
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.
Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.
A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a "skin" of sensors, allowing it to feel in a similar way to humans.
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.
A gift from the world-famous naturalist is to go on display in Copenhagen.
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.
Scientists discover the secret behind the super-white shells of some beetles.
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, according to new research.
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.
Divers discover rare species of marine life such as stalked jellyfish and squat lobsters in a study of Somerset's Porlock Bay.
A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.