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A new generation of anti-venom vaccines based on synthetic proteins could save thousands of lives a year, say Brazilian scientists.
Remembering one of the largest earthquakes in human history
The great dinosaur stampede that never was?
Scientists at Chester Zoo say they have increased the reproductive success of their critically endangered black rhinos - by analysing the animals' dung.
Mars rover will return to a compelling story
The EU and China are shaping up for their biggest trade battle yet, in a row over solar panel production and pricing.
Prof Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a high-profile Israeli conference, in support of an academic boycott of the country.
Japanese researchers unveil two robots that tell users if their breath stinks or if their feet reek, highlighting advances in electronic nose tech.
Firms in Sweden have sold about 200 tonnes of Baltic salmon in Europe despite an EU ban targeting toxic chemicals in fish.
A poisonous moth caterpillar is on the increase in some parts of the UK, having been found in South London and Berkshire.
Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of bone-headed dinosaur, which is the oldest in North America, and possibly the world.
The greater wax moth is capable of hearing the highest recorded frequency of any animal in the natural world, researchers find.
Can birdsong make you open a bank account?
A camera set up to capture images of Scottish wildcats in Sutherland has photographed a bird species rarely seen in Scotland.
Designers play with the possibilities of 3D printing
Bad weather and dangerous crevasses have slowed the progress of the team trying to become the first to cross Antarctica during the polar winter.
A senior druid is calling for fake human remains to be put on display at the new visitor centre at Stonehenge.
Can people on specialist diets succeed in sport?
Cold War bunkers are the latest attempt to save bats from white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed up to 6.7 million bats in the US and Canada.
The tech used to climb world's highest peak in 1953