The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.
A British-led consortium outlines its plans to land a robotic probe, paid for by public donations, on the Moon in 10 years' time.
The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed.
The European Space Agency and Airbus sign a contract that will see the aerospace giant build the "back end" of America's new manned spaceship.
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.
High-resolution pictures have now been released of the Philae probe around the time of landing on Comet 67P last Wednesday.
Overseas territory demands compensation for atom bomb tests.
UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.
Proposed changes to planning policy would be "catastrophic" for rural areas, rural housing and planning authorities warn.
The number of lightning strikes across the UK has been significantly affected by solar activity, according to new research.
The public are being asked to provide information on the locations of nine fugitives suspected of serious environmental crimes.
A cull of 6,000 ducks is due to start following a confirmed case of bird flu at a breeding farm in East Yorkshire.