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Experts have found the first venomous crustacean - a centipede-like creature that lives in underwater caves.
A string of renewable energy projects are earmarked for possible government backing in an effort to speed up infrastructure schemes.
The number of observed exoplanets - those orbiting distant stars - passes 1,000 and of these, 12 might be habitable, scientists claim.
A pollutant that killed thousands of birds off the coast of Britain earlier this year can no longer be dumped at sea after a worldwide ban was agreed.
British and American researchers say they could be a step closer to a cure for baldness.
A passionate concern over the world that children will inherit sees the head of the UN's climate body break down in tears.
Dog virus is latest threat to Siberian tiger
The first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for 20 years will be at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
The US space agency says it will allow Chinese scientists to attend an astronomy conference in California next month, reversing an earlier ban.
Badgers with TB spread the infection more easily to other badgers and to cattle when social groups are disturbed, a new study confirms.
Three species of dung beetle move with a newly discovered "galloping gait", rather than walking like other insects, scientists say.
Three species of desert dung beetle move with a newly discovered "galloping gait", rather than walking like other insects, scientists say.
Scientists have moved a step closer to banishing bald spots and reversing receding hairlines after human hair was grown in the laboratory.
Two new kittens born at a zoo could have a future role in a project to breed Scottish wildcats in captivity for possible release into the wild.
Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, reveals that he had his wireless heart implant modified for fear of terrorist attack back in 2007.
The government has signed a deal for the construction of Hinkley Point C, the UK's first nuclear station in a generation.
Experts are concerned that polio may have made a return in war-torn Syria.
New global threats from pests and diseases could spell disaster for British forests, experts warn.
A pioneering operation to improve the function of failing hearts while they are still beating has taken place in the UK for the first time.
India's mission to Mars set to stoke fires of new Asian space race