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A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.
China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.
When the leader of a homing pigeon flock goes the wrong way, the flock still finds its way home.
When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.
More than half of the forestland in the United States is held privately by families. Small forests may be a potent weapon against climate change, experts say.
The inability of many to afford a working septic tank in areas like rural Alabama where running water is not a given could create a health crisis.
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.
Being prepared with detailed questions is one way to prevent a physician from dismissing a medical problem as simply a consequence of weight.
The American health care system is ill prepared — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — to treat the rising population of fat patients.
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.
A failure to resolve conflicting amendments in the Clean Air Act about 26 years ago could imperil the president’s signature climate change policy.
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.
Two voyages to the Northwest Passage, separated by nearly two centuries, underscore the big changes underway in the Arctic as the planet warms.
The telescope, which officially began operating on Sunday in a majestic but poor part of Guizhou Province, embodies China’s ambitions as a scientific power.
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.
As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.
A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden
Mr. Garman was at a back-room console on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong told mission control of a possible computer systems overload. “As long as it doesn’t reoccur, it’s fine,” Mr. Garman said.