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Using pheromones to find your match
What's it like to tweet from Space?
Volcanic vents show how sea life can be harmed by rising CO2
Cuvier’s beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme divers among marine mammals, able to go nearly 3km down and hold their breath for more than two hours.
Is 3D printing a threat to big business and the environment?
The asteroid Chariklo is the smallest object yet found in the Solar System to display rings of orbiting material.
Scientists identify a large new object in the outer reaches of our Solar System that comes no closer than about 12 billion km to the Sun.
Alan Titchmarsh says he is "angry" that successive governments do not plan enough for the future.
A kangaroo in a Siberian zoo who was thought to be male surprises everyone by delivering a baby.
Salamanders living in the eastern US have shrunk in size in response to climate change, researchers say.
Prof Steve Jones says Boris Johnson shows a "deep misunderstanding of genetics" when he talks about cornflakes.
Scientists use powerful X-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside an insect's body that power its flight.
Working out the final path of flight MH370
A rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts to the International Space Station has to delay docking for almost two days because of a technical hitch.
Scientists use powerful x-rays to film the minuscule muscles inside a flying insect.
The first trial of its kind in the UK to use contraception on hill ponies is at risk of failing, a charity says.
Bacterial biofilms with "smart" properties could be the basis of greener manufacturing, scientists say.
The teen who reminds us we're not the only species on Earth
A Soyuz spacecraft has been launched in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.
A zoo in Denmark that provoked outrage after putting down a healthy giraffe, has killed a family of four lions to make way for a new young male lion.