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Smallpox has inflicted untold suffering and death. So why are we keeping it around?
A 'bird whistle' thought to have been used for sound effects in 16th century performances of Romeo and Juliet is discovered at the site of one of Shakespeare's theatres.
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
If left for 40 years, recently established forests could soak up seven billions tons of carbon dioxide, a study suggests.
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reveal that they had to put down a newborn bison after some tourists put it in the boot of their car.
Nissan Qashqai cars built at the firm's Sunderland plant in the UK were fitted with so-called emissions defeat devices, South Korean officials allege.
Andrew Levy’s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.
A veterinarian discusses the house cat’s need for exercise and mental stimulation.
Readers react to articles in Science Times.
A drug that lengthened the lives of laboratory mice is being tested on dogs as scientists look for alternatives to treating one disease at a time.
The world-renowned geneticist scrutinizes ancient DNA for clues to the earliest chapters in the human story.
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.
April was the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records, Nasa figures show.
The effects from riding four 'gyroscopes'
A Massachusetts man who had lost his penis to cancer underwent the operation as part of a program that ultimately aims to help combat veterans.
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.
By 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change, a UK charity warns.
Andre Brahic, one of the people who discovered the rings of Neptune, has died aged 73, his publisher says.
Scientists say only about 60 are left in the Gulf of California, threatened by nets that fishermen illegally use to catch totoaba, a source of a Chinese delicacy.