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By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.
The Lima suburb where 10% of income goes on water
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" that Greenpeace has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.
Data from Europe's Rosetta probe suggest that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.
Singing spaceman Chris Hadfield meets Manchester pupils
UK astronaut Tim Peake has invited members of the public to suggest digital experiments to be carried out in space.
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.
Are personality differences widespread in the animal world?
Poor families in the UK will need more help to pay for heating their homes as energy bills rise, government advisors have warned.
The life and death of zoologist Dian Fossey
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
Scientists build a 'virtual lab' to predict the useful properties of clay-polymer composites from their atomic make-up.
Wildlife campaigners and people from the countryside head to Westminster in a bid to move nature up the MPs' agenda.
Scientists working on Nasa's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars' Gale Crater.
Hoverfly takes ecology photo prize
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.
Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, a new report says.
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