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A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
How do domestic cats really see the world?
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.
12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.
Researchers have captured the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
New EU team to review Europe's green policies
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