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.
The TV naturalist is about to send a £200m research vessel named after him into the River Mersey.
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.
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.
Dolphin spotters on a boat trip were surrounded by thousands of jellyfish near New Quay harbour.
Threatened coral reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats that have invaded tropical islands, scientists say.
Can we use roads to generate power, make toilet paper and help increase the bee population?
Scientists say they've 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.
Whale bones unearthed at Roman ruins suggest whales were present around the shores of the Roman Empire.
Travelling in time might sound like fantasy, but some physicists think it might really be possible.
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.
It will be the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to land on the lunar surface.
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.
The technology to give people superhuman powers is being developed, but is it the right thing to do?