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Food can be scarce in the unusual parts of the ocean where barbeled dragonfish live. Fortunately, they have an unusual joint to help compensate.
Men whose prostate cancer recurs after surgery are more likely to survive if, along with the usual radiation, they take drugs to block male hormones.
Hoping to mirror the success of the women’s march on Washington last month, the March for Science campaign is planning a demonstration in the capital on Earth Day, April 22.
Prof Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to head Britain's newly created science funding organisation.
Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer.
Much of the variety in the bills of today’s birds evolved long ago, very quickly, a study found, yet bill evolution didn’t slow down over time.
Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into a volcano than ever before, reaching a depth of 4,659m.
Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.
Tagimoucia, a crimson and white flower, grows mainly on a single mountain ridge in Fiji. It has a magical significance to Fijians.
Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.
Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
The inventors of digital camera technology win the highest international prize for engineering.
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.
Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.
Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
They are meant to assure shoppers that animals have been treated humanely, but they can confuse or even mislead.
Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.
Researchers had suspected that heat stroke, infections or pesticides were behind a disease that killed about 40 percent of children affected, but it seems lychees were to blame.