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Utilities are turning to natural gas, wind and solar to create power, a roadblock to the president’s efforts to revive the coal industry.
Scientists in the US find traces of the most widely used insecticides in tap water for the first time.
Artist Stephen Turner lived on the egg from July 2013 until July 2014.
Scientists know that dolphins eat octopus, but until now they had not documented how they managed to eat such a dangerous meal.
Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the second episode of this 360-video series, we find out how they are settling in — and how they clean the toilet.
Researchers estimate that there are 60,065 species of trees in the world.
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh has been finding out about a filter made from graphene that can turn salt water into drinking water.
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforced evidence that women infected in the first trimester were at greater risk of having babies with birth defects.
Scientists have established how Britain physically split from the rest of Europe 450,000 years ago.
Geologists have assembled a picture of the catastrophic destruction, hundreds of thousands of years ago, of a land bridge connecting England and the Continent.
Study found piglets have "innate preference" for sweet flavours.
Geoengineering, providing methods to offset climate change by applying scientific fixes rather than changing old habits, may have found its moment.
How we calculate the social cost of carbon can protect us against disruptive climate change.
Cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes the human brain might not be that special.
The pink, scaleless cave loach was found by divers in an underground cavern in southern Germany.
The predators use elaborate techniques to prepare octopuses for consumption, researchers say.
A new plan to tackle pollution in London
Politicians on both sides are calling a proposal to cut funding to the National Institutes of Health by 18 percent seriously misguided.
An illustrated natural history book highlights the diversity of the world’s owls, from beloved species to rare, enigmatic ones.
Fears are raised TB could be linked to growing numbers of red deer running wild in parts of rural Wales.