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Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
Keys are 4,000 years old but are their days numbered?
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
How jetpacks and driverless cars will change the cityscape
Ancient Mexican city yields 50,000 treasures
Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
An innate ability some people have to manipulate their vocal frequency could be the key to sounding charismatic, according to new research.
The capital's three remaining lionesses are being temporarily relocated to Bedfordshire.
A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
The story of two families and one fragile Louisiana wetland
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.
A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now drawing close to homes.
An unmanned cargo rocket has exploded seconds after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.
A new study confirms that giant tortoise numbers on one of the Galapagos Islands have bounced back thanks to captive breeding.
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.