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British astronaut Tim Peake delivers a New Year message from the International Space Station.
Long-standing weather records have been smashed by a stormy, yet warm December, the Met Office's early figures suggest.
Africa's rhino population could face extinction within 10 years, animal welfare experts warn.
Unearthing a Roman 'nerve centre' in Spain
Doctors and nurses involved in the fight against the world's worst outbreak of Ebola have been recognised in the New Year Honours list.
Nasa warns that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as that of 1998, the strongest on record.
Clive Coleman investigates the statutes that have their origins in the Cold War space race.
Ten of millions of people will face hunger, water shortages and disease in 2016 as the impacts of a powerful El Nino linger into 2016.
The possibilities exciting our science team in the coming year
Files released by the National Archives shed light on how prime ministers viewed an official souvenir of moon dust that was given to the country by the US.
Should we cover the Sahara desert with solar panels?
Patients needing surgery to reconstruct body parts such as noses and ears could soon be able to have treatment using cartilage which has been grown in a lab.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, two years after the epidemic began there.
A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting flesh, blooms in South Australia's Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.
Scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland - throwing light on the genesis of Celtic populations.
British astronaut Tim Peake tweets a picture of northern England, taken from the International Space Station, and expresses concern for all those caught up in flooding.
A British couple have paid £60,000 for two puppies cloned from their dead boxer.
Conservationists at Chester Zoo have brought one of the world's most endangered birds - the Javan green magpie - into captivity.
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