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Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.
Making super-wheels for a 1,000mph car
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.
Readers' images of the spectacular 'Supermoon'
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reminds the public to exercise "extreme caution" around dolphins after a report that a bottlenose dolphin "aggressively" pushed a man underwater off the County Cork coast
A woman who trains sea lions at Blackpool Zoo gains a master's degree for researching how they use their whiskers.
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.
The start of a mission to cross Antarctica from Plymouth is re-enacted 100 years on.
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.