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An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
More than 50 children have had mysterious episodes of paralysis in 23 states and some doctors suspect a link to the enterovirus 68.
The story of two families and one fragile Louisiana wetland
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.
The beetles, which have been moving northward as a result of warmer winters, were found in three places in Suffolk County in late September.
A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now drawing close to homes.
An unmanned cargo rocket has exploded seconds after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.
A new study confirms that giant tortoise numbers on one of the Galapagos Islands have bounced back thanks to captive breeding.
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.
Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.
Plans are unveiled for a £97m supercomputer which will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.