The UK Space Agency backs Scotland’s north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
It’s hoped a breeding programme will help maintain numbers of the vulnerable species.
From Darwin’s potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation’s plants.
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK’s newest polar ship, which is named after him.
Snorting in horses is linked to a ‘positive internal state’, say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.
There’s even space for a coffee shop, sauna and gym on the £200m vessel.
Scientists declassify films showing atmospheric nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War.
Catherine Friend and Valerie Bisbal are the first people to circumnavigate Mallorca on paddleboards.
MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.
Researchers believe a galactic “monster” is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.
Campaigners say that what appears to be a rare blue whale has been killed by Icelandic whalers.
Threatened reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats on tropical islands, scientists say.
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars – but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.
Can we use roads to generate power, make toilet paper and help increase the bee population?
Scientists say they’ve probably found the earliest evidence of a human presence outside Africa.
Watch the 10,000-tonne hull of Britain’s new polar ship being moved into position for launch.
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.
Whale bones unearthed at Roman ruins suggest whales were present around the shores of the Roman Empire.
Rivers overall are getting cleaner, but water firms still need to do better, the Environment Agency says.
Victoria Gill joins scientists trying to find out how wildfires affect the air we breathe.
The UK’s new £200m polar research ship is on the slipway ready to go in the River Mersey.
Discovery of “first giant” shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.
Campaigners find many legally sold antique ivory trinkets in Europe come from recently killed elephants.
Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed to it.
The overwhelming majority of krill companies are to stop fishing in vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.
A banned chemical used to make household insulation is implicated in damage to the ozone layer.
Bristol University has discovered how spiders fly thousands of miles
The pollution has now “diluted” and is no longer causing problems, says the Environment Agency.
UK engineers will design a robot in an audacious plan to bring home Mars rocks to study for signs of life.
A toad named after the Lord of the Rings character, Gollum, joins the list of species at risk of extinction.
The EPA administrator has been embroiled in allegations of ethics violations for months.
Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.
The wild banana that might save the world’s banana crop may itself go extinct, scientists have revealed.
The loss of the endangered northern white rhino could be reversed by IVF, say scientists.
A new method using existing communications cables could make earthquakes easier to detect.
From fearsome predator to teddy bear: tracing the hidden history of brown bears in Britain.
A cafe is trying to cut its plastic waste by using donated mugs and cups to serve takeaway hot drinks.
A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation.
BBC Reality Check looks at the government’s promise of taking back control of UK fishing waters.
Researchers have found that moons in distant solar systems may be the most
Legal bid argues UK is discriminating against next generation by failing to cut CO2 emissions fast enough.
The weather system was captured at Lake Superior, Michigan, in the US.
The strain is different to that found in humans, but a genome study hopes to provide clues to fight the infection.
Astronomers have directly imaged a recently formed planet in a distant solar system.
Scientists fail to find a koala cuteness gene but DNA may lead to a vaccine for chlamydia in the iconic marsupial.
Turning the 4,000 live-aboard yachts around the world into a research fleet.
The last time a great white shark was spotted near Spain’s Balearic Islands was in 1976.
An experiment with a “vending machine for crows” is revealing insights into how intelligence evolves, scientists say.
From biologically dead to a haven for wildlife. How the Thames Estuary has become a sanctuary for seals.