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Scientists have mutated mice to turn them into "super sniffers", in research aiming to create a new generation of tracker animals.
About 1,000 of the UK's vets sign a petition calling for a ban on homeopathy being prescribed to animals.
Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn't have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford reports.
A doomed Japanese satellite managed to capture a spectacular view of a cluster of galaxies 250 million light years away just before it died, scientists reveal.
A month-old male giant panda cub in Belgium's Pairi Daiza wildlife park is growing fast and gaining weight - but still not quite standing up.
The government’s climate change advisors have given a cautious green light to fracking in the UK.
Global per capita fish consumption passes the 20kg per year mark for the first time, but natural marine resources continue to be overfished, UN data shows.
How a celebrated milestone for the spoon-billed sandpiper turned to sadness.
Fossils of a sea worm that lived on the ocean floor about 500 million years ago are giving new insights into how early creatures evolved.
In July 1996, scientists in Scotland created the world’s first animal cloned from an adult cell
After its much heralded re-start last year, has the Large Hadron Collider found a new particle?
Gardeners searching the web for advice on the best way to tackle Japanese knotweed are likely to find confusing and contradictory advice, a study says.
Random shifts in the paths of Atlantic storms during the summer are more responsible for changes in temperatures than greenhouse gases, according to a new study.
The US space agency's Juno probe puts itself in orbit around Jupiter after a five-year-journey.
The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter.
The UK is almost certain to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy, the National Grid says.
Meet the furry stars of Singapore who live in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's central business district.
What has been the human and scientific impact of cloning since Dolly the sheep's birth in 1996?
The US space agency says its Juno probe is in good shape as it prepares to orbit Jupiter and begin a survey of what lies beneath the giant planet's obscuring clouds.
Dr Chris Lintott explains why he's looking forward to Juno's arrival at Jupiter.