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How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?
The UK records its highest temperature of the year so far - 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent - as experts warn of possible health risks.
Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun's nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.
Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.
Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry
MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?
Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.
China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?
Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.
Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.
Tourists gather in Transylvania to help with the traditional mountain hay harvest. BBC Gaelic Journalist Teàrlach Quinnell went with them.
Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.
Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC learns.
There has been a massive spike in the amount of recycling that gets rejected.
Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".
Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".
Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.
A study of Australian zebra finches makes the surprising discovery that singing to eggs can alter hatchling development.