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Artificial lighting in harbours is luring in sea creatures that cause damage to ships, a study suggests.
Using thermal cameras and X-rays, engineers get a detailed view of overheated lithium-ion batteries failing and exploding.
Firefighters battle blaze in woods near Ukraine's disused Chernobyl nuclear plant, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.
The Nepal earthquake and its aftershocks have probably triggered many landslides, scientists warn.
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon rainforest account for half of the carbon locked in the region, a study estimates.
The Vatican Science Academy urges politicians to end their "infatuation" with a form of economic growth that is ruining the Earth.
Victoria the polar bear is settling into her new home in the Highlands as keepers hope they will hear the pitter patter of tiny feet if a suitor is found.
The European Parliament votes to limit the use of plastic bags in Europe, in a drive to curb pollution.
Land-speed record-holder Andy Green sees the installation of the seat he will use in the 1,000mph Bloodhound Super Sonic Car.
The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn.
A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
One island's bid to track the shy sea creatures
The men who hunt huge prey with rowing boats and spears
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?
Mini 3D portraits - cool or just a little bit creepy?
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue