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By etching grooves into metal with a high-powered laser, physicists create a surface that repels water to the extent that droplets bounce away.
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
Why can't we stop so many forms of life from being wiped out?
Atlas - one of the most advanced robots in the world - is upgraded by its owner Google to include a battery pack, allowing it go "wireless".
A project on the Portuguese island of Madeira could help other hard-pressed native flora and fauna, and stoke local interest in conservation.
India must not get complacent about its tiger recovery
Forensic science standards risk slipping after work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, the spending watchdog warns.
A small group of wealthy philanthropists will give the money to various groups with a regional focus that will guide states in reducing warming gases from electricity generation.
Crews were working to clean up 50,000 gallons of oil that flowed into the Yellowstone River from a ruptured pipeline.
The increase, reported in a new census by the Indian government, comes after a decade-long effort to mitigate poaching.
If dwarf planets are considered actual planets, the mnemonic device for remembering their order will need to be rewritten. We are taking suggestions.
An X-ray scanning technique allows physicists to read letters from a fragile, burnt scroll dug from beneath Mount Vesuvius - without unrolling it.
MPs want more to be done to protect dairy farmers from falls in milk prices - including new powers to fine supermarkets over pricing disputes.
Scientists in the US appeal for soil samples from across the world to help find new naturally occurring agents for future medicines.
US scientists are asking the public to send in soil samples that can be screened for compounds that could be used to make vital new drugs to fight deadly infections and cancer.
Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.
The socioeconomic shocks following the collapse of the Soviet Union also affected the region's wildlife, a study suggests.