2 September 2014
Europe's new multi-billion-euro Sentinel programme returns its first earthquake analysis - of the Magnitude 6.0 tremor that hit California's wine-producing Napa region last month.
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
3 September 2014
Twenty-minute motorway charging is a key factor behind the emergence of electric cars in Britain and elsewhere.
7 August 2014
How do you land on a comet? That's problem facing the people running Esa's Rosetta mission after the successful rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky
The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?
How nature solved the problem of conception
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
Which one is smarter?
Can we create the ultimate camouflage?
Have Saudis done enough to keep Hajj safe from deadly virus?
Why do terrapins live in canals?
Dams and reservoirs could mitigate South Asia floods
Designers of new Mars instrument draw on nature
The business of saving water for all of our futures
Can human engineering stop the flow of volcanic lava?
China makes new territory in the South China Sea
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