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Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Image copyright New Zealand Department of Conservation Image caption Kakapo were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but are now on the brink of...

Climate change: ‘Magic bullet’ carbon solution takes big step

Image caption Chalky grains of calcium carbonate are the result of concentrating the CO2 that's extracted from the airA technology that removes carbon dioxide...

New human species found in Philippines

Image copyright Florent Detroit Image caption The finger and toe bones are curved, suggesting climbing was still an important activity for this speciesThere's a new...

So where did the Mars methane go?

Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: TGO looks through the atmosphere and identifies molecules by the way they absorb sunlightThe mystery of methane on Mars...

Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft to attempt Moon landing

Image copyright Beresheet Image caption The Beresheet spacecraft captured this image while it was in orbit around the MoonThe first privately funded mission to the...

The climate change protests making headlines

Protest group Extinction Rebellion's fight against climate change is making headlines - most recently when they stripped semi-naked in the House of Commons. The Victoria...

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimon Allen: "We'd like to see this upscaled to the whole of High Mountain Asia"The flood...

Anak Krakatau: Collapsed volcano’s tsunami simulated

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe simulation agrees well with tide gauge data and eyewitness accountsScientists have produced a new model...

Hayabusa-2: Japanese probe set to ‘bomb’ an asteroid

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Image copyright Akihiro Ikeshita Image caption Artwork: Scientists want to retrieve a pristine sample of material from...

Antarctic: ‘No role’ for climate in Halley iceberg splitting

Image copyright Jan De Rydt Image caption The Brunt Ice Shelf is between 150m and 250m thickWhen a giant iceberg breaks away from near Britain's...
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