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The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon
Are people getting more intelligent?
Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia praised the American efforts to fight the virus, which have helped to nearly eliminate new cases.
White and gold, or blue and black? The debate over the colors of a dress set off a social media conflagration that few were able to resist.
Scientists have found biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome that may eventually form the basis of the first diagnostic test for it.
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.