Some whales are huge, giant even, and are the largest creatures to have evolved on the planet.
Scientists have tested a new method to protect crops from disease by making the plants manufacture antibiotics derived from bacteria.
Investment in science, and research and development is key for the UK to reap the rewards of future technologies, Tim Peake has said.
The idea that dogs age seven years for every human year is a myth, scientists have claimed.
Digital alerts which monitor patients for sepsis have resulted in a fall in deaths and hospital stays linked to the deadly condition.
Most people associate influencers with social media nowadays but it seems there is a different form among birds guiding the flock.
Astronomers have discovered an ultra-fast star travelling at more than 3.7 million miles per hour.
A “smart needle” has been developed by scientists in the UK which could speed up cancer detection and diagnosis times.
Advanced technology that can tell whether a person has used heroin even if they wash their hands could help police identify drug users and dealers.
Astronomers may have discovered a new class of black holes, smaller than any previously identified in the universe.
An enzyme has been found which scientists believe could prevent a group of infections blamed for 500,000 deaths each year worldwide.
A first edition of naturalist Charles Darwin’s seminal evolutionary work On the Origin of the Species has sold at auction for £162,500.
A newly-crowned Nobel Laureate who was the first to discover an exoplanet missed the initial phone call telling him he had won the prestigious award.
A tetraplegic man in France has been able to walk while wearing an exoskeleton controlled by his brain signals.
Hens that cannot produce their own chicks have successfully acted as “surrogates” to lay eggs from rare chicken breeds.
The Government is to inject £200 million into UK companies developing life-saving treatments for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, Boris Johnson has announced.
The mass extinction event caused by a massive asteroid strike on Planet Earth led to ocean ecosystems being disrupted for millions of years, according to new research.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined Sir David Attenborough for the official naming of a polar research ship the public voted to call Boaty McBoatface.
Researchers from more than a dozen nations are embarking on the largest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic – a year-long journey through the ice they hope will improve the scientific models that underpin our understanding of climate change.
Scientists are hoping to reveal deep mysteries of the human brain by mapping it in unprecedented detail.
The science of superheroes, the moon landings and some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters are set to come under the microscope.
The study of French postmen’s testicles has won a scientist a spoof Nobel prize.
Chemotherapy patients have been offered a new hope in combating hair loss associated with cancer treatment.
Can you think of a better name for a new planet than WASP-13b?
DNA mutations throughout a person’s life can significantly increase their biological age and susceptibility to heart conditions, scientists have found.
Conservationists have written an open letter arguing that imposing trophy hunting bans without viable alternatives will imperil biodiversity.
There is no so-called “gay gene”, but a mix of genetic and non-genetic factors which influence sexual behaviour, scientists have said.
Spontaneous fluctuations in human brain activity influence whether people make risky decisions, a new study has suggested.
Patients with a serious lung injury could be helped by new method of monitoring recovery, a study suggests.
Scientists who have completed a DNA investigation of the waters of Loch Ness have said that one theory about its fabled monster “remains plausible”.