Homo erectus, our ancient ancestor
7 November 2018
Learn about the longest-surviving human species, which was also the first known to leave Africa.
17 August 2018
Explore facts about this small but mighty celestial body.
10 August 2018
Discover facts about Venus, the planet closest to Earth.
27 July 2018
Explore facts about the biggest and hottest object in the solar system.
Who were the Neanderthals?
5 May 2018
Explore Neanderthal facts, from looks to lifestyle and abilities. These early humans are far more similar to us than once believed.
15 November 2018
Explore facts about Mars, the red planet.
15 March 2018
Explore facts about Mercury, our solar system's fastest planet.
Inside bioinformatics: Q&A with Dr Katherine James
13 March 2018
Dr Katherine James combines her love of biology and computing to interpret complex genetic data.
The spectacular display of the mobula ray
28 October 2017
Why do some rays belly flop?
A year of British garden wildlife
21 July 2017
Join the team from BBC TV programme The British Garden: Life and Death on Your Lawn to uncover some of the hidden wildlife you could spot throughout the year.
Spotlight: the Madagascan moon moth
Living for a week at most, the Madagascan moon moth has a lot to accomplish in its short life.
Spotlight: the great eggfly
5 May 2017
A stunning species with a disturbing diet: meet the butterflies sipping on human sweat.
Rainbow nature: life in flaming orange
29 August 2016
Orange is the colour of zesty fruits and staple carrots, common fish and show-off birds.
Spotlight: tiger longwing
14 July 2016
Newborn humans take years to become adults - but for butterflies, the miraculous process takes just a few weeks.
14 June 2016
A distinctive blue and green image of Earth reveals our planet's most remarkable features.
3 May 2016
Our solar system's outermost planet may be last but it's certainly not least. Get the facts on this planet of extremes.
Beauty of the dual-gender butterfly
12 April 2016
A one-in-10,000 genetic mystery - discover the stunning split-sex butterflies baffling scientists.
Spotlight: the owl butterfly
22 March 2016
The owl butterfly's love of fruit juice can land it in trouble. Expert Luke Brown explains why.
Seven of the world's weirdest moths
17 March 2016
From moths eating their own mothers to carnivorous caterpillars on the rampage, the world of insects isn't always as it seems.
8 March 2016
Giant auroras, raging clouds and a storm three centuries in the making - Jupiter is every bit as dramatic as its appearance suggests.
23 February 2016
Cold, dark and windswept - despite its calm appearance, the ice giant Uranus is a planet of extremes.
11 February 2016
Blue skies on a golden planet, and two of our solar system's greatest extremes – Saturn is a planet of contrasts and surprises.
Dwarf planet Pluto
4 January 2016
A blue atmosphere, smooth areas, and youthful mountain ranges - this dwarf planet is full of surprises.