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Australian scientists have used genetic material to pinpoint the origin of the deep-sea mushroom, an unusual gelatinous creature first dredged up near Tasmania in 1986.
The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.
David Cameron and Boris Johnson clash over the impact of the EU on the UK's fishing industry, during an interview with the BBC's Countryfile programme.
The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought, according to new measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Ancient underwater remains thought to be a "long lost city" are in fact the result of a naturally occurring phenomenon, researchers find.
Snails use two brain cells to make "complex decisions", a team of scientists finds.
A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.
US astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope here on Earth.
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, researchers say.
Nepal's army begins work to drain rising waters in a lake near Everest, one the highest projects of its kind.
A monk is detained for attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple accused of animal trafficking, Thai authorities say.
Following a four-month wait, the clutch of eggs belonging to a curious Slovenian cave salamander has started to hatch.
A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.
MPs warn that continued soil degradation risks putting some of the UK’s most productive agricultural land beyond profitable use within a generation.
The scientific mystery behind one of British science's most famous insects has finally been solved.
The spectacular, flat landscape that dominates the left side of Pluto's icy "heart" can now be explained, say scientists.
Scientists unravel details of the famous mutation that turned moths black during the industrial revolution.
MSPs vote in favour of a Labour amendment calling for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland as SNP members abstain.