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For the first time an electric plane has successfully flown across the English Channel.
As the New Horizons probe heads towards its historic 14 July flyby of Pluto, its images are starting to reveal tantalising indications of the dwarf world's geology.
An Indian PSLV rocket launches from Sriharikota to put five UK satellites in orbit.
Scientists say that the giant panda's ability to survive on bamboo is down to its energy-saving lifestyle.
Experts are warning that sowing wildflower seeds in rural areas could be bad for native plant species.
Researchers warn bumblebees are under threat from climate change.
The natural habitats of bumblebees are shrinking because of higher temperatures in Europe and North America, threatening their survival, researchers say
The Large Hadron Collider and jazz pianist Al Blatter make an unlikely musical duet at the Montreux Jazz Festival
MPs could vote on changes to existing laws on fox hunting in England and Wales as early as next week.
A weakness has been discovered in a French nuclear reactor of the type set to be built at Hinkley in Somerset.
IBM says it has overcome technical hurdles threatening to delay the manufacture of silicon chips with the smallest components so far.
The development is approved of a completely novel type of telecommunications satellite, which will be built in the UK.
The key questions about Nasa's Pluto flyby
Nasa's spacecraft New Horizons acquires another stunning view of Pluto as it bears down on the dwarf planet, ahead of its 14 July flyby.
An ambitious project was launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups and put them into deep freeze.
Scientists release their latest map of the surface of Pluto, using images from the inbound New Horizons probe.
Astronomers have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars.
Science closing in on link between nature and well-being
Measuring loads on a car that is travelling at supersonic speeds
The BBC's forthcoming mini-computer gains features absent in an earlier prototype, but is also to be more bulky when used as a standalone device.