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A new project at Glasgow University aims to help resolve why robins are up all night singing in cities.
Hubble's star refuses to fade away
The Oscar nominees behind the film Interstellar explain how they created some of the visual effects in the movie.
Penguins lost most of their sense of taste long ago in evolution, scientists have discovered.
Scientists struggle to explain a vast haze that was spotted high above the Martian surface in 2012 by amateur astronomers.
Researchers in Palo Alto in the US state of California are working with the most powerful X-ray laser in the world.
Scientists are monitoring snail habitats from space in a bid to combat the spread of the parasitic disease schistosomiasis in Africa.
A senior researcher at the Large Hadron Collider says a new particle could be detected this year that is even more exciting than the Higgs boson.
Hopes are high that over 60 stranded pilot whales have survived after they were refloated by whale conservation workers and volunteers.
Researchers in London are storing digital videos of the beating hearts of more than 1,500 people, along with their genetic data.
When Large Hadron Collider fires up again after its upgrade, scientists will be hoping to find a new particle they say could "rock the world".
Doctors have stored more than one and a half thousand beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.
Scientists who study geoengineering say Earth's next major volcanic eruption will be a good test of whether the intervention technique might help mitigate global warming.
California scientists have given details of a telescope camera they are assembling to study "dark energy".
The UK's political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
An international team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to finally eradicate polio.
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest with a drone-mounted laser to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.
Could an algorithm help you find true love?
The UK's three main political leaders make a pledge to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
Space agency Nasa has released a time-lapse video showing the Sun over period of nearly five years - capturing one frame every eight hours.