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An orphaned baby wallaby on the Isle of Man dies in her keeper's arms after a week of round-the-clock care.
As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the Universe.
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.
Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people
Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.
Earth's beauty as seen from space
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.
Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
'They're tastier than fish'
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, arrives in Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.
The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are back in view.
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.
Europe's Rosetta probe catches its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust.
A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.