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Human disturbances are putting the Amazon rainforest at greater risk of fire, say researchers.
Human disturbances are making the Amazon rainforest 'more flammable' say researchers.
Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.
Scientists in Switzerland have created a robotic salamander that mimics the gait of the ancient amphibian in great detail.
Nasa has conducted a second round of test on a booster which is designed to send human beings deep into space.
The UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson, says that world class research will "endure" following the Brexit.
Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.
Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.
Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.
UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.
The mayor of Buenos Aires announces his administration has taken over the running of the city's zoo after a series of scandals.
Eight universities across northern England join forces to form a scientific powerhouse at the launch of a five-year, £16m global food research programme.
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.
The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.
How a shipping container became a last sanctuary for one of the world's most endangered amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.
Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.
In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.
Milder winters have contributed to a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU over the past quarter of a century.
British astronaut Tim Peake describes his dramatic journey home to Earth from the International Space Station.
Tim Peake says he would go back into space "in a heartbeat" after his six-month mission to the space station.