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The science team sifting data from Nasa's Kepler space telescope says it has identified 715 new planets beyond our Solar System.
The ancient Manx trees revealed by the storms
Archaeologists have mapped the remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria.
Making sure the brakes work on Bloodhound
World-renowned climber Hamish MacInnes believes this winter in Scotland's mountains has the most snow since 1945.
More than 20,000 crops, including the first shipment from Japan, arrive at the "Doomsday seed vault" as the Arctic depository marks its sixth anniversary.
Scientists think they can now explain the astonishing discovery of a graveyard of fossil whales in Chile that accumulated more than five million years ago.
The scale of ancient woodland being lost to development in Britain is being made worse because of a lack of accurate data, say campaigners.
Gamekeepers in Scotland stepping up their campaign to end the ban on the docking of working dogs' tails.
Record numbers of malnourished seabirds are being washed up on beaches following storms, say experts.