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Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.
Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
'They're tastier than fish'
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
A hearing in Manhattan on Hercules and Leo, caged chimpanzees, will touch upon the debate over whether animals can be considered “legal persons.”
The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, arrives in Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.
The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are back in view.
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.