Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.
Campaigners say the UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless current cutbacks are reversed.
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.
The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.
Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.
Global climate models under play the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research.
The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary has said.