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A Bronze Age village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" which yielded an "extraordinary window" on the period burnt down after just months, it emerges.
So many tree species are present in the Amazon basin that it would take 300 years to catalogue them all, scientists say.
Marine scientists from Israel and California have developed a microscope that for the first time provides a window into the small scale behaviour of marine life.
This koala has heterochromia, so its rescuers called it Bowie; David Bowie actually had anisocoria, unequal pupil sizes.
The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse finishes its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo, after a 48-hour flight from Seville.
The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter returns its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week.
Neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts have shown a small difference that may explain why the universe did not destroy itself during the Big Bang, scientists have reported at major conference.
People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.
Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study reveals.
How non-human archaeology revealed ancient evidence of monkey tool-use.
Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools for at least 700 years, according to scientists.
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
Radiation levels in the Pacific are almost back to their pre-Fukushima levels (except around Fukishima itself), and are expected to have fully recovered by 2020.
Archaeologists in Israel say they hope the discovery of a Philistine cemetery will shed new light on the mysterious migrant people.
An archaeological dig is under way on what experts say is a very rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial mound in Lancashire.
Russian, American and Japanese astronauts enter the International Space Station.
The Victoria Derbyshire programme discusses the controversial use of homeopathy by vets as more than 2,300 people sign a petition calling for the treatment to be banned.
Scientists have designed a robotic stingray powered by light-activated muscle cells.
Scientists have mutated mice to turn them into "super sniffers", in research aiming to create a new generation of tracker animals.