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Scientists set out the detailed scientific goals of a proposed UK-led mission to the Moon, including research into the feasibility of a human base there.
Somalia's bid to attract the big energy firms
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The 'Big Cat' climbs aboard the Bloodhound project
The distant - very distant - prospects of a landing on Mars
Experts have warned that Peru's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, threatening the survival of an estimated 30 million people.
A record-breaking number of seal pups have been born at a nature reserve in north Norfolk with another two months of the breeding season remaining.
Pioneering filming techniques are set to be used to capture a record-breaking seal colony in north Norfolk for the new season of the BBC's Winterwatch series.
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.
James Watson has sold the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule launches from Florida on an unmanned technology demonstration mission.
The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk is caring for a record number of ill and orphaned seals. Manager Alison Charles introduced BBC News to some of the pups.
Electric eels' high-voltage strikes can actively control the muscles of the fish they hunt, research reveals.
A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.
The first test flight of the US space agency's Orion "Mars ship" is postponed by 24 hours because of weather and technical issues.
A global initiative bringing together researchers across scientific disciplines launches it 10-year strategy to identify key sustainability priorities.
Projects to help world's poor tackle climate change are at risk
Bats have a "neural compass" that allows them to keep track of exactly where and which way up they are, scientists say.
Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.