Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.
Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.
Rape-prevention tool draws online backlash from anti-rape advocates
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.
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
A pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career" when he is called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.