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Rubina Isaac, who works at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, says a solar eclipse she saw as a girl in India inspired her interest in astronomy.
The number of water voles has declined by a fifth in the UK since 2011, recent figures suggest. But in one small part of Sussex, the water vole is surviving as Roger Finn reports.
The viral disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has reached Asia, according to reports from Malaysia and the Philippines.
California’s drought has left rivers too shallow for salmon, so the government is trucking and barging them to the sea in the hope they will return.
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool-down at the end. Is this necessary?
A Japanese official said that a new plan for research whaling would address objections by an international court and allow Japan to restart its annual hunts in 2015.
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
Emmanuel de Merode, an internationally recognized Belgian conservationist who has been working to protect rare mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked Tuesday by unknown assailants.
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved in glass when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.