Fresh insight into how stars are formed is challenging scientists' understanding of the Universe.
The fossilized remains of a new horse-sized dinosaur reveal how Tyrannosaurus rex and its close relatives became top predators, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists have recreated an elusive form of the material that makes up much of the giant planets in our solar system, and the sun.
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fuelling further climate change, a study suggests.
Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.
Global climate change targets are unlikely to be met because of delays in changes to land use, Edinburgh researchers say.
Scientists have shed light on a biological process that helps the production of healthy cells, which may aid understanding of neurological diseases and other conditions.
Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs, research suggests.
Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored in underground rocks, even if geological faults are present, research has confirmed.