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Astronomers spy two huge waves of gas being "burped" by the black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy.
A woman who has gradually been losing her sight for years has been describing the joys of being able to see again after being fitted with a bionic eye.
A lighthouse is "perilously close" to falling into the sea after being exposed by coastal erosion, a charity warns.
Tim Peake is to carry out the first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut, Nasa has confirmed.
Increasing yields produced in UK fields and using the spare farmland to plant trees and restore wetlands could greatly reduce emissions, says a study.
This is the year Bloodhound aims to go supersonic
December was the wettest and warmest month on record - but the Met Office says this sort of extreme weather 'won’t become the new normal for decades'.
December 2015 was a double record-breaking month according to figures from the Met Office.
First real test for Delhi car rationing plan
How do elements get their names?
Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row.
The threat posed by the development of rice and palm oil plantations to mangroves in South-East Asia has been underestimated, a study suggests.
The government is to create a marine reserve almost as big as the UK in the Atlantic waters of Ascension Island.
A goat and tiger live in the same enclosure at a Russian safari park but how long can it last?
The pull of gravity on a distant star can now be measured more accurately, shedding light on other worlds, say astronomers.
The number of pups born at England's largest seal colony drops for the first time after nine years of rapid growth.
US researchers design a "molten glass sewing machine" by combining 3D printing of glass with a mathematical model of the looping liquid threads.
British astronaut Tim Peake delivers a New Year message from the International Space Station.
Long-standing weather records have been smashed by a stormy, yet warm December, the Met Office's early figures suggest.
Africa's rhino population could face extinction within 10 years, animal welfare experts warn.