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UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.
Has nuclear power really had its day?
A team of Brazilian scientists says they have calculated that the bite of a giant prehistoric caiman was twice has strong as that of a T-Rex.
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
Concerns are growing about antibiotic resistance of bacteria carried by poultry, according to a new report.
The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.
Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.
The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food
Remembering the man who invented the dinosaur
A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.
A collection of vintage Nasa photos is set for auction
Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
Russia commits itself to operations on the International Space Station until 2024, matching the intentions of the Americans.
The European Union officially declares Isle of Man bees to be free of the deadly Varroa pest which has wiped out billions around the world.
Is the world ready for modified mosquitoes?
The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.