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Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
Water voles end 20-year absence in Scottish Highlands
Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.
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Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.
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An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
Five hundred global citizens frustrated at the stalemate over climate policy will learn today if they have won the chance to vent their anger at world leaders.
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.