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Meet the hunters ignoring the Ebola bushmeat ban
One of William Smith's original 1815 geological maps of England, Wales and part of Scotland is re-discovered in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its making.
The fish that can grow as big as a man and live for 30 years
Climate change could harm crop yields and the environment in China, says the country's top meteorologist, in a rare official admission.
An Indian campaigner who brought water to 1,000 villages using ancient methods wins a prize known as the "Nobel Prize for water".
Budi, a baby orangutan who was rescued after being kept for months in a chicken cage in West Borneo, has made a remarkable recovery.
The second run of the Large Hadron Collider is set to ramp up this week but beams will not go 'full circle' before Wednesday, say scientists at Cern.
Climate scientists at leading universities are joining forces to discuss the basis for a set of principles governing investment in fossil fuels.
The Food and Drug Administration said that genetically engineered nonbrowning apples and bruise-resistant potatoes were as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.
As officials warned of possible power failures and encouraged people to view the phenomenon only through special glasses, excitement grew for the rare celestial event.