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Scientists discover one of the secrets of how the world’s biggest whales engulf their own weight in water and food: the nerves in their big jaws are incredibly stretchy.
Expedition that paved way for understanding the Arctic
A multimillion pound study has been launched to assess the impact of the environment on the health and development of children.
David Shukman takes a look around the bridge, sleeping quarters and laboratories for a taste of life on board the Norwegian Arctic research vessel Lance.
The surgeon who cut out his own appendix
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.
Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.
Monitoring how ice cover is changing in the far north
David Shukman reports from a research vessel deliberately wedged into the arctic ice pack.
Detectives from the West Midlands are using 3D technology to provide juries with microscopic evidence, previously beyond the reach of forensic testing.
About 60% of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction, according to research by an international team.
Why is it that two apparently similar earthquakes can have such different outcomes in terms of the number of people killed and the damage that results?
Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin has been looking at how the parties say they plan to tackle environmental issues in the countryside.
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the third time in eight days, sending a large plume of dark grey smoke and ash into the air.
The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.
Scientists have made progress towards correcting the errors that are expected to arise in quantum computing.
US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.
Areas of airspace where human use is restricted could help to protect billions of animals, scientists say.
England is set for more record-breaking warm years like 2014, say scientists.
The migration of the eagle hunters