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ULA, the company that conducts most of America's rocket launches, releases details of its next generation vehicle, which it is calling the Vulcan.
A small robot which filmed the first images inside the reactor of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, stopped working just three hours into its mission.
A huge effort to make a map of dark matter, the invisible stuff holding galaxies in place across the cosmos, releases its first batch of results.
Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.
Japan is offering to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 - falling short of its earlier Kyoto Agreement pledge.
Warming seas will push traditional fish and chips off the British menu, a study suggests.
The US space agency's Dawn mission to Ceres has released its first colour map of the dwarf planet.
More than 50 UK university leaders will travel to Brussels on Monday to lobby European policymakers against possible cuts to research funding.
Malta in a referendum narrowly rejects proposals to ban controversial spring hunting, during which migrating birds are shot before they can breed.
Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow referendum victory
Man's love-hate relationship with snow leopards
Parts of England see soaring levels of air pollution, amid health warnings for vulnerable people.
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
An abandoned dock in east London is being transformed into a wildlife haven
A new tracking study shows that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.