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An earthquake has been felt in areas of south west Britain this afternoon - the British Geological Society has confirmed. No damage has been reported so far
A 4.1 magnitude earthquake is recorded under the Bristol Channel, the British Geological Survey confirms.
Pacific islands 'grow back' after typhoon
Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant leaked around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water from a storage tank on Wednesday, plant operator Tepco says.
A telescope concept to find thousands of planets beyond our Solar System is selected as a mission of the European Space Agency to launch in 2024.
Tackling malaria in Africa has had "great successes" but the world must "not take the foot off the gas", Wellcome Trust medical researchers warn.
A baby loggerhead turtle washed ashore during the recent storms is "extremely fortunate" to be alive, experts say.
Experts from Swansea University to fix the problem of satellites producing an optical illusion on the Amazon rainforest.
Diseases harboured by honeybees are spilling over into wild bumblebees, a study suggests.
Large high-definition screens showing a live stream of the outside world will replace windows on a new supersonic jet.
The winged wonders in our countryside
Do parasites change our behaviour?
The UK's farmland butterflies have flourished thanks to last year's hot summer, according to the charity Butterfly Conservation.
Anger as drought-hit California 'exports water' to China
The possibility of building an underground "atom-smasher" four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider is to be explored by experts.
Secrets behind some marvels of the animal world
Dr Vanessa Banks from the British Geological Survey explains why recent heavy rainfall has led to an increased number of sinkholes.
A West African giraffe - said to be "one of the rarest animals on the planet" - has been born at a Cumbrian wildlife park.
A monkey's brain has been used to control the movements of a sedated monkey, scientists report, raising hope for advances in overcoming paralysis.
Britain likely to face threat of more sinkholes, say experts