John Underhill said geological changes 55 million years ago mean the UK's geology is unsuitable for shale oil and gas production.Read the full story ›
For years we’ve been told to stay out of the hot summer sun. So how much sun is too much? Kylie Pentelow looks at the latest advice.Read the full story ›
A study shows gene editing can remove Pervs from pigs' DNA, marking a "promising first start" in growing human transplant organs in pigs.Read the full story ›
Scientists name "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth" after the hard-living Motorhead frontman.Read the full story ›
The Patagotitan mayorum is thought to have been longer than three buses and weighed more than a tank.Read the full story ›
Nasa's Juno space probe has sent back stunning images of Jupiter's great red spot.Read the full story ›
Researchers at Harvard University used gene editing technology to encode frames from a 1870s sequence of photos into the DNA of bacteria.Read the full story ›
Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong, during the first moon landing, is to be sold at an auction in New York.Read the full story ›
Want to make space your work place? Find out what it takes to earn a spot on Nasa's coveted astronaut training programme.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Science Correspondent Alok Jha
Nasa has announced a historic mission that will send a probe directly into the Sun's atmosphere.
The US space agency has revealed the probe will "touch the Sun" as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface into the solar atmosphere, which is known as the corona.
The spacecraft will be subjected to extreme heat and radiation from the corona, where temperatures are nearly 1,377C (2,500F).
The solar probe is set to launch in the summer of 2018 and its aim will be to better understand how stars work and answer questions like why the Sun's corona is hotter than its surface.