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Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.
A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.
The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.
“Sheefs” will test the limits of current regulations, experts say, as embryolike structures are created directly from stem cells.
Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.
Striking workers block the roll-out of the booster at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
Too little new woodland is being created in England, say MPs, amid warnings of a "tree planting crisis".
The world continues to experience extreme climate trends after a record breaking 2016, says WMO.
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.
The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn’t worked out that way.
Even fully fledged chicks will hound their parents for food, researchers find.
Researchers discover five new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how atoms are held together.
Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.
Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.
Once a breakfast staple, this white, seed-packed variety of the fruit has all but disappeared. Yet there are hints of a small-scale revival.
Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.
Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.
How a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say.