Hints that evidence of elusive dark matter has been found.
Science news and highlights of the week
Researchers extracted DNA from a 4,500-year-old skull discovered in Ethiopia
VW admits that more than 11m cars could be affected by rigging emission tests in the US
Pluto’s glaciers, weird ice dunes and chaotic mountains.
The Rising Star cave system in South Africa has yielded a haul of early human bones.
There is a global increase in trees
Can we switch obesity off with the flick of a genetic switch?
Scientists claim to have grown an almost fully-formed human brain for the first time.
Ecological alarm at invasive species entering the extended Suez Canal.
Increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles Nepal and India
The issues surrounding hunting from population control, to poaching and for sport
Planets from the Kepler telescope include a world sharing many characteristics of Earth.
Horizons mission to Pluto, new feathered dinosaur from China, and rats in Flintstone car
How global warming is affecting Arctic tundra and how it could be adding to the problem
GM wheat trial has been ineffective at repelling aphids in the outdoor trial
The Indian slum children who eat too much junk food
Elephant poaching is on the rise in two main hotspots - Tanzania and Mozambique
Wild chimpanzees partial to alcohol drinking a new study shows
Global surface temperature data disputes the reported global warming slowdown or pause.
Broken robots which can soldier on. Positive stories of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
El Nino is a weather event that happens every five years yet it is hard to predict
Gene expression changes with the seasons
Seismologists report on the unusual shaking during the Nepalese earthquake
Nepal earthquake devastation
Malaria resistant to artemisinin drug found in Kenya
25 years since the launch of the Hubble Space telescope, we celebrate its successes.
Claudia Hammond investigates concussion in sport and asks, will science stop play?
A date has been set for the reboot of the Large Hadron Collider