More photos from 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Brent Stirton's hard-hitting investigation into the crisis caused by a thriving market for rhino horn.
"I'm here and I'm queer" Everybody thought that Jonathan, a 186 years old tortoise, was in love with Frederica. But turns out Frederica is actually... Frederic.
Pet dogs use facial expressions to communicate with their owners, a study has found. They only use expressions like 'puppy eyes' when they know a human will witness it.
The robot's design will enable it to move easily through rubble, confined spaces and rough terrain, sending crucial information and images back to emergency responders.
The deep ocean waters around Antarctica have been disturbed. Climate change since industrialisation is thought to be causing the break up of Antarctica's ice sheets.
A new study found that low doses were beneficial to the speaking abilities of native German speakers who had recently learnt to speak Dutch.
When rivals hang out with a male coppery titi monkey's mate, it triggers experiences of social exclusion, stress and aggression in the monkeys.
Scientists studying Cassini's data have found that Titan's atmosphere has several toxic cloud formations containing hydrogen cyanide and benzene over its South Pole.
The existence of a giant open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon has been confirmed, which could be used as a potential moon base.
Sloths urinate and defecate around once a week because their bodies take that long to digest the food they eat.
Experts reportedly believe the Russian sensor, which was delivered to the space station last week, could be linked to a controversial military endeavour.
Less-affluent youngsters spend nearly three-and-a-half hours daily watching TV and using varied devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and video game players.
Pressures at school, body image issues and being in a state of 'extreme connectedness' are thought to be behind the trend.
Bees, butterflies, moths and beetles are on the decline in Europe. Flying insects are essential pollinators for food security and agriculture.
Around 12,000 years ago the first farming communities emerged, fundamentally altering the history of our species.