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Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith and Dr Jean-Claude Worms debate the reasons behind the success of scientific work in Europe.
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die within hours.
Campaigners hope beavers living on an English river could be allowed to remain in the wild if free of disease.
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.
The second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, talks to BBC Newsnight about the importance of the Rosetta comet landing and where space exploration should go next.
Chris Hadfield, who has published photographs of Earth taken from the ISS, tells the BBC's Katty Kay how he feels about the historic comet landing of the robot probe Philae.
Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.
Global warming will significantly increase the frequency of lightning strikes, according to US research.
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After a historic but awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures - but faces concerns about its battery life.
Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).
Earlier this year astronauts on the International Space Station shot a video showing what happens to water surface tension in microgravity
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.
A robot makes the first, historic landing on a comet, but its status remains uncertain after anchoring harpoons fail to fire.
The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was thrown clear as the craft broke up around him, investigators say.
"It's landed - I've waited years for this", Professor Monica Grady has said, on finding out that the robot probe Philae had landed on a comet.
"Generations" of scientists have celebrated the landing of the probe Philae on a comet 300 million miles away, Dr Matt Taylor has told BBC News
European robot probe Philae has made the first, historic landing on a comet, after descending from its mothership.
Controllers make radio contact with the Philae robot as it becomes the first manmade object to descend to a comet.