Twin satellites are due to go into orbit around the Moon this weekend with the intention of mapping its gravity.
Staff say money to feed the hundreds of animals there is running out.
A venomous cone snail engulfs its prey before spearing it with a harpoon-like barb and paralysing it, footage shows.
Could hypersonic flight become a reality?
Two Nobel laureates involved in creating graphine, a flat sheet of carbon just one atom thick, are among the scientists recognised in the New Year Honours.
A University of Oklahoma biologist investigated why scorpions grow bright green under UV light - and found that they can sense light with their tails, an ability that might help them scuttle under rocks.
The images shows King Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled Babylon 2,500 years ago, standing next to a pyramidlike structure dedicated to the god Marduk.
The Israeli activist legal group Shurat HaDin - whose slogan is 'Bankrupting terrorism, one lawsuit at a time' - has sent a letter to Twitter threatening legal action unless the site stops hosting Hezbollah Twitter accounts
Charlie Le Quesne had been trying out the new gadget's Siri voice assistant system in a Tesco branch in Coventry when it came out with the string of profanities.
Has the 'one species' human evolution idea been put to bed?