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Coal on the global market is so cheap that it threatens government attempts to tackle climate change, the Environment Agency warns.
What may be the earliest creature yet discovered on the evolutionary line to birds has been unearthed from the famous fossil beds of Liaoning, China.
University accepts first new students for 800 years
A tiny species of amphibian that lived alongside dinosaurs is discovered by scientists on the Isle of Wight.
The potential risks of genetically modified fish escaping into the wild are highlighted in a new study.
The UK's leading biomedical research funders are joining forces to confront what many now regard as the epidemic of obesity. The Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden reports.
The Soyuz capsule docks with the International Space Station (ISS), delivering three new crew members including Europe’s newest astronaut.
Should US remove wolf from endangered species list?
The first vaccine which protects children against hand, foot and mouth disease has been reported by scientists in China.
Pioneer of LCD screen technology looks to the future
People having planned surgery at the end of the week are more likely to die than those having operations at the beginning of the week, research suggests.
Chile and Argentina order the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano, which has been showing increasing signs of activity.
New synthetic drugs are emerging at an ever faster rate in Europe, says the EU's drug agency, with legal highs increasingly being shipped into the EU from Asia.
Ethiopia starts diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile to make way for a dam that has caused a dispute with countries downstream, state media say.
The University of Bologna in Italy finds what it says may be the oldest complete scroll of Judaism's most important text, the Torah, in its library.
Chinese hackers have gained access to designs for more than two dozen US weapons systems, a US newspaper reports.
Trucking giant Caterpillar backs eye and face-tracking technology to reduce risk of accidents caused by driver fatigue.
Drug resistance has been detected in patients infected with the new bird flu that has emerged in China, say doctors.
Are too many people joining the world’s highest traffic jam?
Why are US trees helping keep the lights on in Britain?