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.
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
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.
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
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.
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.
After leaders of the billion-euro Human Brain Project hit back at critics, six top neuroscientists have expressed "dismay" at their public response.
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.
New Zealand approves mass poisoning to protect native wildlife.
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.
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.