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Researchers discover the earliest known ancestor of humans - and many other species.
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Australian researchers hope an antibody found in sharks may help treat an incurable lung disease.
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Huge coral system reef where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean was discovered last year.
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A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on well-being.
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Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.
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The seeds of domesticated plants could offer clues as to why cultivated crops are larger than their wild cousins, a study suggests.
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A tiny possum, an emblem of the state of Victoria in Australia, is rapidly heading towards extinction, say scientists.
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US scientists draw controversy as they claim to have fulfilled the decades-long quest to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.
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Meet the Sellafield engineer who says playing with pink toys will not deter girls from science careers.
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Canada has unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America - the Foxfire.
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World Bank funding is being used to subsidise fossil fuel projects at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports but it is a claim strongly disputed by the World Bank.
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On 27 January 1967, the crew of Apollo I were killed when the rehearsal for their mission went wrong.
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The remains of a religious pilgrim shed light on how leprosy came to Europe, researchers say.
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A rare sea turtle discovered washed up on an Anglesey beach is closer to full health after scans reveal why she found it difficult to dive.
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Embryos that are about 0.001% human could lead to human organs being grown in animals.
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The minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock moves 30 seconds closer to midnight.
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UK astronaut Tim Peake talks about returning to space as the capsule that carried him to the ISS goes on display.
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The capsule that carried Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station goes on display at London's Science Museum.
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University is fined £400,000 after students are given 100 times too much caffeine in an experiment.
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Are the Trump team's actions on climate and energy the opening shots in a war on knowledge?
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How do scientists assess the scale of dirty air across the UK and just how dangerous is the air that we breathe?
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Cats are as good as dogs at certain memory skills and may be just as smart, say scientists.
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A "very high" air pollution warning has been issued for London for the first time under a new alert system.
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Scientists have created bacteria that thrive using an expanded "genetic alphabet".
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The Google-sponsored race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon has just five teams left in the competition.
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