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Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
The government's financial management of London's Kew Gardens is "a recipe for failure", MPs warn.
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that a government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.
The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.
The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
The amateur photographer who took a picture of a weasel on the back of a woodpecker mid-flight says it is "almost a dream".
The weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker
Wildlife expert and BBC presenter Lucy Cooke explains what an extraordinary feat it was to have captured a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker.
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.
Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
The Rosetta satellite sees its own shadow in the highest resolution image it has so far taken of Comet 67P.
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
How Earth survived through violent times
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.