Of Britain's 25 resident species of bumblebee, nine are in severe decline; three are already extinct. Bumblebees are high-energy consumers that need a constant supply of nectar. Hence they need not only a lot of flowers, but the right kind and not too far apart.
Sadly, small populations of bumblebees are not sustainable: they become inbred and weak, so nature reserves are not the answer.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.