On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
Two Nasa scientists celebrate their American spacecraft landing on Mars with a handshake that is out of this world. Nasa's $814 million two-year mission aims to shine new light on how the Red Planet was formed and its deep structure, by mapping it...
A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet if it survives the landing. The InSight probe is scheduled to arrive on Martian soil at around 8pm GMT on November 26.
A Chinese researcher claims to have helped to make the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientist He JianKui's work has not yet been independently verified or reviewed by other scientists. But if proven, it crosses a new frontier in medicine an...
Female fish at a zoo in Devon have been observed performing a rocking dance to attract males.
Scientists have discovered a baby shark still in its egg case during an exploration mission west of Desecheo Island in Puerto Rico.
As the International Space Station celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the historic venture.
Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
Samsung has unveiled its first foldable phone, which the company called the "future of mobile display technology". The new device features a full touchscreen display which can be unfolded to reveal what the company calls an Infinity Flex Display,...
Researchers discovered a 'Dumbo' octopus, or Grimpoteuthis, when aboard the Nautilus Live vessel in Calfornia. The creature was spotted during the team's first dive of the expedition in the NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
The European Southern Observatory has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way.
Apple has unveiled a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop. The update is the first major revamp of the laptop since 2010 and includes Apple's high-resolution Retina Display for the first time.