A hundred billion planets may roam the Milky Way.
A patient's own cells could be made to deliver anti-cancer drugs.
Scientists plan to build a massive quantum computer.
Psychotic symptoms could be caused by antibodies that attack cells in the brain.
Caesarean births are affecting how our bodies evolve because more women survive childbirth.
Scientists have found that predatory bacteria could be used to combat food poisoning.
There may be an ocean hidden under Pluto's heart-shaped icecap.
Molecules found on people's mobiles reveal information about the owner's lifestyle.
A new telescope may have to move its location because of local opposition.
A Mars probe's landing hasn't gone as planned.
Added vitamin A makes sweet potato a life-saver for millions.
A probe is getting ready to land on Mars next week, whatever the weather.
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three British scientists.
The first baby conceived using a controversial new method of fertilisation has been born.
Scientists have used climate simulations to find out how Pluto got its heart-shaped glacier.
The gravitational pull of the Moon can make earthquakes stronger and more deadly.
DNA scientists found in a burial pit is from bacteria that caused the Great Plague.
An astronaut has analysed DNA on the International Space Station for the first time.
Scientists are searching for a 'marker' to define a new epoch in Earth's history.
A newly discovered Earth-sized planet might be ideal for supporting life.
Scientists have changed multiple 'letters' of a bacterium's DNA code for the first time.
Scientists might be able to find early signs of Parkinson's disease in eye tests.
Nearly 100 new brain areas have been revealed.
A reserve of rare helium gas has been found in Tanzania.
The first British astronaut to board the International Space Station has returned from his six-month mission.
The outcome of the EU referendum could affect UK science.
Names for four new chemical elements have been proposed - nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson.
Scientists are trying to grow human organs in pigs.
Should the regulations on genetically modified organisms be so strict?
NASA's Kepler space telescope has found nine potentially habitable planets.
Scientists have succeeded in keeping a human embryo alive in a lab for two weeks.
Scientists say that all the genes linked to breast cancer have been identified.
New satellites can map the Earth every six days.
The Large Hadron Collider could be used in new and unexpected ways.
Traces from exploding stars have been found in the sea floor.
Schoolchildren are growing rocket seeds that have been to space.
A massive study has found 13 people who are immune to a serious genetic disorder.
By observing how paint separates as it dries, scientists are learning how to make better sunscreens.
A rainbow-skinned fish is helping scientists study how wounds heal.
The first stage of the ExoMars mission has been launched to the Red Planet.
The space telescope has discovered a new record-breaking distant galaxy.
Scientists have found a DNA link between sleep patterns and mood.
Scientists have found gravitational waves, a century after Einstein predicted them.
Scientists strongly suspect a link between the Zika virus and microcephaly - but have yet to prove it.
Scientists are to be allowed to make changes to embryos' DNA.
Astronomers have found evidence of an extra planet in our Solar System.
Stephen Hawking has a warning about the Earth's future.
British astronaut Tim Peake is to go on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk.
A fake study shows the importance of personal knowledge.
Researchers are investigating North Korea's claim to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.
Four new elements have been added to the periodic table.
Psychologists have found that eyewitnesses' initial confidence when identifying a suspect is crucial.
British astronaut Tim Peake has begun his six-month mission to the International Space Station.
How does dust affect our climate?
The European Space Agency has launched its LISA mission to look for gravity ripples.
Scientists have found bacteria that can't be killed by our last-resort antibiotic.
Scientists have discovered a new Earth-sized exoplanet 39 light years away.
Scientists have moved one step closer to understanding our universe.
A new experimental German reactor could open the door to nuclear fusion.
An image of Kerberos, one of Pluto's tiny moons, has finally been returned to Earth by the New Horizons probe.
The ExoMars rover team have chosen the landing site for their 2018 mission to Mars.
Scientists who discovered how our bodies repair DNA have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Scientists believe that seasonal streaks on the surface of Mars show evidence of liquid salt water.
Scientists say a later start to the school day for teenagers could improve their performance.
Engineers have developed robots that can evolve by themselves.
Scientists may have found out why comet 67P is shaped like a rubber duck.
Astronomers have found auroras, like Earth's northern lights, outside the Solar System.
Stephen Hawking is backing a new search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Some food supplements might include unexpected ingredients.
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting closer to Pluto...
A satellite to monitor our world’s food crops has been launched into space.
A giant new telescope is to be built - but its location is controversial.
Researchers have harnessed energy from bacteria that move when they get wet.
The Philae space probe that landed on comet 67P has reactivated after months off line.
Three ISS astronauts have returned to Earth, including record-breaker Samantha Cristoforetti.
The European Commission has rejected a proposal to end animal testing.
The new, improved Large Hadron Collider has produced its first data in two years.
Neuroscientists in Chicago say they can reduce people's unconscious sexism and racism.
Scientists have created a computer program that might identify new disease-carrying animals.
British schoolchildren are to take part in a space food experiment.
Your hand's grip strength could indicate how healthy your heart is.
Scientists have determined how chocolate forms its unappetising white coating, using X-rays.
The Large Hadron Collider has made its first test collision after two years of upgrade work.
The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 today.
Our genes could be the reason mosquitoes find some of us more attractive than others.
Scientists in Germany are using tourists' YouTube videos to measure water levels in a cave.
A new video of a creeping octopus could inspire flexible robot designs.
People with breathing difficulties during sleep are more likely to suffer memory problems sooner.
Scientists have moved a step closer to explaining how the Moon came to be.
A new discovery brings the possibility of gene editing in humans one step closer.
Ants sent to the International Space Station still worked as a team, even as they experienced weightlessness.
Scientists hope a year-long mission will help us understand the effects that longer stays in space have on the human body.
Researchers have deduced the human genetic code for the nation of Iceland.
Northern lights like those on Earth have been observed on Mars.
A long-term study has pointed to a link between breast-feeding and intelligence.
Researchers have found that an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star is a similar size to Earth.
An AI has learned to play some classic games and win.
Peanut products consumed as a child could cut allergies later in life.
New tests show limpet teeth are the strongest natural material in the world.
MPs have approved a fertility treatment that incorporates DNA from three people.
Researchers have shown that teenagers' sleep suffers when they use electronic devices at bedtime.
Researchers are divided on whether intelligent machines are a threat to us.
Kepler telescope data has revealed a solar system 11.2 billion years old.
Scientists reveal the real science behind metal explosions.
Scientists have created a strain of bacteria that can't survive in nature.
Scientists are asking the public to help them find new drugs in exotic dirt.
Scientists have developed a device that can measure a bird's weight in flight.
Researchers have shown computers can predict our personalities - perhaps better than our friends and family can.
Astronomers can now tell the age of stars by measuring how fast they spin.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected bursts of methane that hint at the presence of life.
Scientists have created an ingredient that helps people feel full.
Brain implants that control prosthetic limbs could soon have their own safety regulations.
The European Space Agency has successfully landed a robot on a comet.
Scientists are proposing to trial life-extending drugs in people's pet dogs.
Scientists say they've discovered the secret of a charismatic voice.
A study has identified genes linked to violent crime.
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the common housefly.
A new study shows that carbon dioxide can be trapped underground for a million years.
A trial is going to see whether extra sleep improves teenagers' GCSE grades.
The Met Office today opened a new centre to monitor solar storms.
NASA space probes have revealed a surprisingly square giant volcano on the Moon.
India's low-cost Mars orbiter is returning amazing images of the planet.
Researchers may have misjudged the amount of dust in the cosmic inflation discovery earlier this year.
Scientists are hacking plant cells to encourage crops to grow faster.
The Rosetta mission team have chosen a landing site on comet 67P.
A house-sized asteroid is passing close to Earth.
Five geckos in a sex experiment on a satellite orbiting Earth have died.
Lab mice have had their emotional memories of places manipulated.
New dust data suggests that Saturn's rings could be much older than we thought.
Scientists now understand how part of the brain changes as we get better at sums.
Researchers want to use GM flies as a type of pest control.
Today, for the first time ever, a spacecraft will begin to enter orbit around a comet.
Scientists have linked small changes in facial features to our first impressions.
A study suggests early risers are less honest at night.
Friends may be more genetically similar than strangers.
New images from comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta reveal that it's closing in on a double comet.
Animal testing is on the rise despite attempts to reduce it.
The first satellite made in Scotland has been successfully launched into orbit.
The Human Brain Project is under fire from neuroscientists.
Researchers show how gravity measurements can help predict flooding.
A study has shown people preferred electric shocks to their own thoughts.
Researchers studied army cadets to find out about long-term motivation.
Researchers may have found a way to keep transplant organs fresh for longer.
Antibiotic resistance research has won the £10 million Longitude Prize.
A galaxy mapping telescope will see less stars than hoped.
Inspired by desert beetles, scientists have created an object that collects water from thin air.
A study shows that sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against skin cancer.
Researchers have found evidence that rats regret bad decisions.
Brain connections important for memory are created during sleep.
Men seem to feel more pain than women after major surgery.
Kids may not be intentionally ignoring their parents when they are preoccupied.
Combining intense X-ray beams with a pinhole camera allows researchers to get an amazing new look at fossils.
Researchers reveal a video showing the neurons of a worm firing in real time.
Could a new drug help prevent the terrible side effects caused by exposure to radiation?
Scientists have created bacteria with an extended genetic code using newly designed DNA molecules.
People playing rock-paper-scissors follow patterns that can be predicted.
Mice and rats have higher stress levels when handled by men rather than women, possibly altering study results.
Low blood sugar may cause aggression in married couples.
Scientists will plumb secrets of the universe in an abandoned gold mine.
Scientists have created SynIII, the first synthetic chromosome for yeast.
A team of scientists at MIT are building complex structures grown from engineered cells.
New analysis of satellite data shows that flight MH370 flew south across the Indian Ocean.
Not getting enough sleep may cause a permanent loss of brain cells.
People's genes can be used to predict their facial structure.
Scientists have made an astonishing discovery supporting the Big Bang theory.
Can the way we say 'hello' cause people to form opinions about our personality?
Scientists used flour to show that earthquakes may cause lightning.
Brain scans show that dogs are attuned to emotional human noises.
One monkey's brain has been used to control the body of another.
Beautiful equations evoke an emotional response in mathematicians' brains.
A computer game connects online players to a real laboratory.
People's pupil size can predict a choice they're about to make.
Today, the comet-chasing Rosetta probe is due to awaken from a lengthy slumber.
A small study of students suggests our number of friends stays constant.
A new study says variation in exam performance is, currently, a result of genetics.
Microbiologists are surprised to see how fast gut bacteria adapt to changes in diet.
The 'Jade Rabbit' rover launched on Sunday to study the lunar landscape
A new world record for quantum computing has been set.
Climate scientists have found a link between CFC use and global temperature changes.
Small genetic changes can enable mice to regrow body parts.
India has launched a spacecraft that will orbit Mars.
Supermarkets will use facial recognition software to target adverts at queuing customers.
A team of astronomers have located the most distant galaxy ever found.
Scientists fear the US government shutdown is putting their work, and people's lives, at risk.
The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to the scientists who predicted the Higgs boson.
Researchers at a US lab are on the way to achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.
A test that can predict a child's traits based on the parents' genetic information has been patented.
A new test can help doctors predict which breast cancer patients will need chemotherapy
Scientists find we can get over fearful memories while sound asleep.
A sense of rhythm could enhance language skills.
A team of scientists find that the 'beer goggle' effect makes the drinker feel more attractive as well.
A study suggests men's parenting ability is linked to testicle size.
Radiation levels are higher than ever, but authorities still say they can be 'easily contained’.
The evidence from the chemical attack in Syria is being tested in the lab.
Poor sleepers can't stop their minds wandering, even in focused tests, a new study shows.
Scientists have grown miniature brains that resemble those of nine-week-old fetuses.
Researchers have developed a way to subdue anxiety in mice.
One in two seven-year-olds in the UK fail to achieve just one hour of physical activity a day.
The appearance of a musical performance is more important than the sound, a new study shows.
Have researchers in the US uncovered the cause of near-death experiences?
Researchers have found that a full Moon makes it harder to nod off.
Scientists have come up with a plan to send a team to Mars using existing technology.
Researchers are using virtual scenarios to help people with social anxiety.
The Environment Secretary says it is beyond doubt that GM food is safe.
A sprinkle of silver could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
A study claims that the length of applause is not related to the quality of a performance.
Researchers studying the Arc protein hope to fight neurological diseases.
Scientists have used light to trigger and halt obsessive behaviour in mice.
Experts suggest overweight mothers pass on risks of obesity to their grandchildren rather than their children.
New advice to pregnant women suggests they should avoid many chemicals found in everyday products.
An early clinical trial of stem-cell treatment for stroke patients has seen positive results.
US researchers have found out why the common cold occurs more often in winter.
Major Tim Peake is the first 'official' British astronaut.
Painless brain stimulation could make you better at maths.
Belgian researchers have found that gut microbes help control obesity in mice.
The deadly novel coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person.
US scientists have bred mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria parasites.
A protein complex found in breast milk could help us treat MRSA and other drug-resistant infections.
Advances in eye-tracking technology could have big implications for our privacy.
A new clinical trial will use genetically engineered viruses to mend ailing heart muscle.
The EU will ban pesticides thought to harm honeybees.
Robots might one day use 'smart skin' to experience the human sense of touch.