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Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.
Three firms working in very different fields make the 2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award, the UK's longest-running engineering prize.
Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect gravitational waves from some of the most violent events in the cosmos.
The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.
Animal protection groups and marine scientists say they have successfully suspended the recording of a TV series called "Dolphins with the Stars".
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.
The Inuit people of Greenland are challenging an EU ban on seal hunting and the trade in seal meat and skins, arguing it has "crashed" the Inuits' economy.
US researchers say that they can distinguish individual right whales based on the sound of their vocalisations.