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The number of birds of prey found dead in a part of the Highlands has now risen to 18, RSPB Scotland say.
A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.
The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report.
Is dark matter search nearing its endgame?
A study of the world's highest-flying bird by Devon scientists may help improve treatment for heart attack and stroke victims.
Scientists make crucial new discoveries about one of the world's rarest birds, the blackthroated blue robin, with a breeding pair spotted in China.
The quest to find the most mysterious particles in the Universe is entering a critical phase, scientists say.
Scientists produce a precise measurement of the rate at which the early Universe was expanding to try to get new insights on dark energy.
Global investment in renewables fell during 2013, but the percentage of the world’s electricity generated by renewable sources continued to increase, a report shows.
A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.
What happens next if possible plane signals are confirmed?
The joys and dangers of living with Williams Syndrome
Australia's air safety body is looking into reports that a triathlete has been injured by a drone falling on her.
Spiders crawling into the fuel tanks of Mazda cars have forced the company to issue a voluntary recall notice to apply a software fix.
MIT's 3D projections simulate a metropolis
Environmental campaigners are calling for immediate action to protect coral found off the coast near Plymouth.
Was mysterious manuscript forged by bookseller?
IBM mainframe celebrates its half-century
Wildlife organisations condemn the illegal trapping of birds after a buzzard was found fatally injured in the Peak District National Park.
Ladybirds are a good, natural way to combat garden pests, according to one wildlife expert.