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Watching Tim Peake return to Earth

At first there was just a white blob in the sky, then a column of dust and, eventually, a cheery face as British astronaut Tim Peake returned to earth.

19 June 2016
David Shukman Science editor

Exxon: An inconvenient truth

Matt McGrath analyses the implications of the Exxon Mobil annual general meeting, where efforts by environmental campaigners to get the company to take stronger steps on climate change were largely defeated.

27 May 2016
Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Europe races to meet Orion deadline

European industry has begun assembling the "back end" of America's Orion astronaut capsule system, which is due to make an important demonstration flight in 2018.

20 May 2016
Jonathan Amos Science correspondent