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Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, is evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.
Europe's research ministers negotiate over funding for the space station and a rover that would land on Mars to search for life.
The Russian space agency confirms the loss of an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.
Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts.
Europe’s research ministers are meeting to decide whether to try to land a robot rover on Mars.
A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon.
The President of the UK's Royal Society warns that onerous restrictions on immigration of scientists would spell "disaster" for the UK economy
A warming world will release vast amounts of soil carbon into the atmosphere, which in turn risks triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.
New proposals from the European Commission see binding targets for energy efficiency as key method of curbing carbon.
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.
The Cassini spacecraft is beginning the end phases of its mission to Saturn that will eventually see it disposed of in the giant planet's atmosphere.
The giant manta ray could be a "predator of the deep" preying on other fish, say scientists.
Data shows the volume of Arctic sea-ice is heading for a record-equalling low for the month of November.
The new satellite that Europe and Russia put in orbit at Mars on 19 October has sent back its first images of the planet.
Scientists have made a rare find: a new species of beetle from Antarctica.
Scientists might have found the root cause of vision problems that affect some astronauts.
Japan estimates the cost of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear disaster has doubled, reports say.
This year saw the worst-ever destruction of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, a new study finds.