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Ocean experts call for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.
By dating bones and teeth from megafauna found in South America, researchers found that prehistoric extinctions were tied to warming and the presence of humans.
A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near Melbourne. Australian aquatic scientist Sheree Marris filmed this incredible footage.
A study makes a leap to causality, but it’s not as if racism stopped: We should be careful about blaming a single incident in the past.
The health gap between the rich and the poor is far less stark among children than older people, which offers hope to reverse a worrying trend.
Arctic sea-ice may have hit a record low in May but that does not mean September will set a new minimum mark, say polar experts at Reading University, UK.
A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria have led to questions about how differing land management affects the organisms' behaviour, on agriculture and emissions.
Their dreams of foreign adventure shelved by a dire diagnosis, a man and his wife decide, instead, to become parents.
British astronaut Tim Peake is due back to earth six months after blasting off into space.
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.
After 20 state attorneys general supported an investigation into the company, Exxon Mobil is using the courts to try and stop the legal momentum.
Criticism is made of the use of a UK-government-funded ice breaker to guide a luxury cruise in the Arctic, as worries grow over the environmental impact of tourists.
The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.
Official figures released today by the Forestry Commission show that the government is falling far short of its own tree-planting targets
How UK astronaut Tim Peake will get back from the International Space Station (ISS).
Already lurking in the soil beneath our feet is a complex microbial world that could protect plants and our food supply.
The agency plans weekly updates on Zika and pregnancy, and cited six cases that involved birth defects.
A new mathematical model aims to track the activity of Islamic State sympathizers online and determine when groups will turn from talk to action.