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Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.
The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.
President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.
Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.
Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.
Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.
Will a new UK nuclear power station be the most expensive thing ever built?
British astronaut Tim Peake is set to take part in an experiment to control a space rover on Earth from his base on the International Space Station.
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.
A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.
The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.
The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
Billionaire Elon Musk plans to send his Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018.
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.