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Researchers analyzed hundreds of thousands of samples in digitized museum collections to produce an estimate of species in the South American rain forest.
Researchers built the first microscope that can be used to see, in a natural state, the details of coral polyps a fraction of the width of a human hair.
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?
In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.
Nothing good. Experts suggested limiting your exposure to violent imagery and social media.
The quest for storage devices that pack ever more information into a small space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.
Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.
An international group of scientists have analysed the DNA of 6,000 year old barley, showing that it is remarkably similar to modern day varieties.
Researchers produced a mathematical model of certain brain cells to help explain why travel’s toll on fliers feels more severe in one direction than the other.
Improving co-operation between nations' farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, a UN report suggests.
The United Nations cultural agency Unesco names Iraq's southern marshes - once decimated by Saddam Hussein - a World Heritage Site.
Fecal transplants have proved effective against a bacterial infection. But scientists still have a lot to learn.
Nasa has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.
A SpaceX cargo rocket is bound for the International Space Station after a successful launch from Florida.
Andy Green says the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car project has to file a mountain of paperwork before it can go racing in South Africa next year.
A scientific paper that said a 2012 exhibition at Tate Modern had high levels of fumes will be retracted.
The object was seen in the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy debris beyond Neptune. Dozens of similar bodies may also meet the definition of a dwarf planet.
A 1971 theory on the inheritable nature of retinoblastoma in children, proved in 1986, is credited with helping advance the framework of how cancers are studied.