The first great white shark seen to cross the Atlantic may be pregnant, the head of the expedition tracking it says.
Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.
The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.
The Scottish environment secretary is to make a statement to MSPs about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
Two fossilised fragments from a crocodile skull found on the Isle of Wight indicate the discovery of a new species, researchers say.
A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.
Scientists identify four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer.
A study calls on the world’s sailors and seafarers to help map the oceans’ phytoplankton, microscopic plants that form the bedrock of marine food chains.
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
This winter's extreme winds caused the biggest loss of trees in in more than 20 years, according to the National Trust.
Elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger, but are fitter than mothers that delay, scientists say.
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
The world's financial markets could be creating a "carbon bubble" by overvaluing the fossil fuel assets of large companies.
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
Portuguese scientists identify a dinosaur that may have been the largest predator ever to roam across the European landmass.
A great white is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.
Mysterious lightning flashes that appear to precede earthquakes could be sparked by movements in the ground below, scientists say.
HMS Vanguard is to be refuelled at a cost of £120m after low levels of radioactivity were discovered in the cooling waters of a submarine test reactor.
A highly sensitive magnetic material that could transform computer hard drives and energy storage devices has been discovered.
The Italian government will unblock 2m euros (£1.6m) in emergency funding to save the ancient city of Pompeii, after rain caused walls to collapse.
Scientists using satellite tracking finally have some data on where very young loggerhead turtles go once they leave Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
Cuadrilla's shale gas resource is far bigger than previously thought, according to a geologist with the company.
A "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have played a key role leading to the high tree diversity in the Amazon, scientists suggest.
A unique family of birds containing just one species has been discovered by researchers.
A snake wins a lengthy battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it.
Fewer crop species are feeding the world than 50 years ago, raising concerns about the resilience and nutritional value of the global food system, a study says.
A campaign is launched to help track juniper numbers across Scotland as figures show the plant could be nearing extinction.
An expedition to the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific has revealed that giant eels and crustaceans teem thousands of metres beneath the waves.