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A group of around 300 manatees have gathered in warmer waters in the Crystal river in Florida to get away from the cold.
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on the likely future course of climate change, say scientists.
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.
The UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey probably caught Ebola by wearing a visor instead of goggles while treating patients, an investigation has concluded.
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.
A fossil of a rhino skull has been found on West Runton beach in Norfolk .
Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.
Does facial recognition technology work?
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.
Gluing together components of the world's fastest car
Like a cycling peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.
MPs will hold a crucial vote on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Fiscal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).
Like cyclists in a peloton, birds solve their flocking dilemma by taking it in turns, research reveals.
Police forces have uploaded up to 18 million "mugshots" to a facial recognition database, many of them of innocent people, Newsnight learns.
The science and ethics behind the controversial technique
The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission.
Why isn't more data on Ebola being made public?
The UK satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat launches the second of its I5 series of spacecraft - part of its next-generation Global Xpress constellation.