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The EU's new Sentinel-2a satellite builds a cloud-free view of Africa as it moves towards full capacity mapping.
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, new evidence from China suggests.
A bright fireball lit up the sky across several states in the US early on Tuesday - and was captured on a police officer's dashcam.
Beautiful places threatened by mass tourism
Britain's first astronaut says the UK risks becoming a "backward nation" if the government does not pay to send more people into space.
UK universities could find it harder to recruit international students if the UK leaves the EU, suggests a survey.
A 'bird whistle' thought to have been used for sound effects in 16th century performances of Romeo and Juliet is discovered at the site of one of Shakespeare's theatres.
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reveal that they had to put down a newborn bison after some tourists put it in the boot of their car.
Nissan Qashqai cars built at the firm's Sunderland plant in the UK were fitted with so-called emissions defeat devices, South Korean officials allege.
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.
April was the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records, Nasa figures show.
The effects from riding four 'gyroscopes'
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.
By 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change, a UK charity warns.
Andre Brahic, one of the people who discovered the rings of Neptune, has died aged 73, his publisher says.
The new chief executive of the RSPCA, Jeremy Cooper, says the charity has made mistakes in the past and in future will be "less political".
Bones and stone tools from deep beneath a river in Florida betray the presence of humans 14,500 years ago.
Dung beetles record a mental image of the positions of celestial bodies and use the snapshot to navigate, say researchers.