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The Chernobyl exclusion zone now has more wildlife than before the 1986 nuclear accident, researchers say.
The work that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine
Chile announces the creation of two new marine reserves off its coast which together will cover more than a million sq km.
One man's mission to upload 13,000 photographs that Nasa said it didn't have the resources to publish.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
Many shoppers in England will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags from Monday in a bid to slash the 7.6 billion handed out every year.
Scientists have discovered a species of ancient mammal that survived the event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The island hoping to become the greenest in the world
Biologist Dr Pennie Lindeque from Plymouth Marine Laboratory explains how plastics in the marine environment get into the food chain.
Photos shortlisted for Royal Society of Biology prize
Farmers in Michigan uncover a woolly mammoth skeleton in a soybean field.
A global collaboration will aim to unravel the mysteries of neutrinos - also known as "ghost particles".
Ponies on Dartmoor are to have reflective paint put on them in a scheme that aims to cut the number being killed by vehicles.
Chemical engineers develop an additive for jet fuel that could prevent explosions without compromising engine function.
Divisions between rich and poor countries re-emerge as nations submit their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.
The British Geological Survey says a large sinkhole which opened in St Albans, Herts, may be linked to an old brickworks which used to be on the site.
Evidence is growing that there might have been some once
As England prepares to introduce a charge for plastic bags, Science Editor David Shukman reports on the possible threat to the food chain, by the plastics broken down into tiny fragments in our oceans.
Pluto's major moon, Charon, takes centre stage in this week's release of new pictures from the New Horizons mission.