The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.
Skywatchers in the Americas have caught a rare celestial show caused by the Earth's shadow falling across the Moon.
SpaceX postpones its latest cargo re-supply mission to the space station after a helium leak is detected in the Falcon launch vehicle.
A record 73% of beaches in the UK have "excellent" water quality because of last summer's dry weather, says the Marine Conservation Society.
Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.
Teams searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are to deploy the Bluefin-21 robotic submarine for the first time.
A long-awaited report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.
A new treatment for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, say scientists after studies in Europe and the US.
The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners
A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.
The competition to manufacture the next generation of Europe's most important series of weather satellites is won by Airbus Defence and Space.
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
The Ebola outbreak could take up to four months to contain as the number of people killed by the virus in Guinea passes 100, the UN says.
Scientists produce a precise measurement of the rate at which the early Universe was expanding to try to get new insights on dark energy.
As the UN's climate panel meets in Berlin, Germany's fossil fuel industry is as busy as ever, reports David Shukman.
Pet rabbits need better legal protection in the UK, according to an animal welfare researcher.
Researchers say that plans to restrict wind farms to the seas around Britain will require significantly larger subsidies.
The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.
Scientists list the world's most distinctive and endangered birds.
Global investment in renewables fell during 2013, but the percentage of the world’s electricity generated by renewable sources continued to increase, a report shows.
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.
A bird thought to be the world's oldest breeding osprey lays her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve.
Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds which breeds on a shingle beach in north Wales.