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A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.
Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?
Ten drugs are now approved to treat multiple sclerosis but none of them has had a generic equivalent. It is possible that the introduction of the generic Copaxone could help keep prices of all the drugs in check.
The disabled boy struggling to find a role with the people of the sea
Researchers reveal the secret of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.
Graham Satchell explains why fracking is such a divisive subject.
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.
BBC News looks at the idea of "stranded assets", part of the debate on climate change and global energy policy.