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Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.
The inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has shared video footage of the moment his SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashed into a floating sea platform.
The more powerful you are, the more your voice reflects it, research suggests.
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.
Thermal imaging filming techniques by BBC Winterwatch have revealed the nocturnal behaviour of England's largest seal colony.
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.
While most accounts of American health workers have focused on the ones returning, Lindsey Hallen, an emergency room nurse in Manhattan, is heading to West Africa to fight an epidemic that has killed more than 8,000 people.
The way some images have been drip-fed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission at Comet 67P should prompt a rethink on data policies, the organisation's chief says.
The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.
After an initial survey, the Spanish company quit the project, for which it initially put the chances of finding oil for exploration at 15 to 20%.
A tracking study reveals the secrets of the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose, the world's highest bird migration.
Installing more wind turbines will make the UK's energy market more resilient to price shocks in the global fossil fuel markets, an independent report concludes.