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The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.
Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of live births in the group of animals that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds.
The rich, diverse communities of trees in the Amazon are the result of species spreading over the vast area over geological time, a study suggests.
Scientists think they have found the explanation behind sounds generated by bees
Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the ocean, according to a new study.
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.
More than 200 whales that became stranded at Farewell Spit on Saturday are freed by the tide.
Chemical spraying began in Santa Cruz department, the eastern grain region of the country.
The mass stranding of whales on a remote beach in New Zealand has taken a turn for the worse as 240 more arrived.
A quarter of Europe's cricket and grasshopper species are being driven to extinction, say experts.
Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who left school at 15 and won the Nobel prize, dies aged 83.
He's only 19cm (7.4 in) tall and has been named Thanos.
The Cheyenne River Sioux file a legal challenge asking a federal judge to stall the project.
Dogs mirror the personalities of their human companions, according to research.
Plans to launch satellites - and even people - from the UK get a boost from government.
The way orangutans communicate could shed light on humans' first words.
Fumigation must start immediately to avoid further destruction in the main agricultural area.
Scientists say that decoding the quinoa genome could cut the cost of this nutritious but underutilised crop.
Scientists say the collapse next to the Great Barrier Reef dates back more than 300,000 years.