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The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.
Researchers track a particular type of tiny vibration for the first time, as it wobbles through the Earth from the Atlantic to Japan.
How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.
A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.
Scientists have used satellite images to study how the water on the Earth's surface has changed over the last 30 years.
The first almost complete skeleton of a dodo to come up for sale in nearly 100 years is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction.
Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.
A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.
Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.
Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.
For the first time, a soft robot has been built that moves on its own with no batteries or cables.
How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?
The UK records its highest temperature of the year so far - 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent - as experts warn of possible health risks.
Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun's nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.
Scientists identify a planet only slightly larger than Earth that is orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Solar System.
Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry
MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?
Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.
China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.