Ancient bones discovered more than a century ago have been identified as a new species of marine super-predator.
They don't buy a sports car or get Botox - but it appears that chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just as humans do.
Scientists say they've identified a crucial gene, unique to humans, that may help explain how we learned to use tools and language.
Tiny microbes and a tropical tree can be used to lock up carbon dioxide - and turn it into an agricultural soil improver.
The environmental benefits of biofuels are being systematically overestimated, says a University of Edinburgh scientist.
British and American scientists have discovered a previously unknown sub-glacial basin nearly the size of New Jersey beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) - and say it puts this area of the ice sheet at risk of collapse.
The best place to look for life on Mars and other planets could be the impact craters of asteroids.
Storing carbon dioxide underground poses little threat to health, scientists from the University of Edinburgh claim.
Scientific research could be set for a big decline because of a growing tendency to report only positive findings.