The London-based Inmarsat company launches the first spacecraft in a new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Researchers find direct evidence that female lemon sharks go back to their own birthplace to reproduce.
New research on South and Central American monkeys suggests that size is a key indicator of diet.
The Chancellor George Osborne announces annual funding of £90m over five years for the UK to collaborate with emerging nations.
The retrieval of high quality DNA from a 400,000-year-old human has opened up a new frontier in the study of our ancient ancestors.
More men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows.
Ten whales die and as many as 30 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.
A 28-year-old woman has begun a legal bid to prevent her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed.
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
Genetic testing firm 23andMe, which is backed by Google, stops marketing its products after a warning from US regulators, a spokeswoman says.
Koalas have a specialised sound-producing organ that has never before been seen in any other land-dwelling mammal, scientists discover.
Tiny particles of waste plastic that are ingested by shoreline "eco-engineer" worms could have an adverse impact on biodiversity, a study shows.
A security researcher says he has found a way to hijack a popular brand of drones by launching a Raspberry Pi-equipped aircraft of his own.
The world's biggest vessel takes to the water for the first time in South Korea.
China launches its first lunar rover mission - named Jade Rabbit - the next key step in the Asian superpower's ambitious space programme.
British firm E2V shows off a prototype designed to bring cars to a halt by confusing their electronics, causing their engines to shut down.
The US SpaceX rocket company puts a commercial TV satellite in orbit, marking its ambition to take a big slice of the market for launching telecommunications spacecraft.
A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group says.
Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.
India's mission to Mars has embarked on its 300-day journey to the Red Planet, performing a crucial manoeuvre to leave Earth's orbit.
New attempts to protect a critically endangered New Zealand dolphin have angered campaigners who fear the mammal will soon be extinct.
The pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire fails to make the 70% target set by the government, official figures show.
British Gas has been criticised for lobbying to reduce plans for insulating some of the UK’s coldest homes.
Male fruit flies who expect sex but do not get any, die earlier than those who frequently mate, a new study shows.
Adult earwigs use a chemical cloud to protect themselves against threats, scientists discover.
Thousands of wildebeest cut short their annual migration from Kenya - dubbed the greatest show on Earth - following a drought in Tanzania.
Hundreds of seals have been lost on the north Norfolk coast due to the deadly storm surge, say experts.
Harlequin ladybirds escape parasites which attack native species, UK scientists find.
Undiscovered insects and spiders have been recorded by filmmakers and scientists visiting Burma.
A science teacher and her female students discuss how to break down the “gender bias” that seems to prevent many girls from studying science at A-level.