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Updated 2018-06-21 15:19
Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California
Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.
The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.
The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.
Gene-edited farm animals are on their way
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.
Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.
Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.
Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave
Meet the new residents of a cave in California.
Rover test: What's it like to ride a rocket to Mars?
European engineers shake their Mars rover to see that it can survive the violence of a rocket launch.
Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia
Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.
Will Norway's electric plane take off?
A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.
Hot air
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?
How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.
'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.
Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too
A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.
Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten
It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.
What a load of crocs!
Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.
Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey
All corners of society attend a London service to pay tribute to the great Cambridge physicist.
Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider
Improvements to the world's biggest particle smasher are designed to uncover new physics.
Ten ways to cut down on plastics at home
Author and activist Will McCallum gives us his top tips for eliminating plastics from our everyday lives.
Kilauea volcano: Molten lava meets the sea
The Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean off Hawaii, causing a hydrochloric acid mist.
Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.
Prehistoric frogs in amber surface after 99 million years
Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.
Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space
The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.
Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'
Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.
Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes
Xenophobic comments are found in private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia.
Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know
With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet.
Saiga antelopes: the Ice Age survivors now in peril
Scientists hope to save the saiga, a Central Asian antelope which survived the Ice Age, but is now in peril.
Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years
Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.
UK rebuffed over Galileo sat-nav procurement
Delegations to the European Space Agency vote to procure another batch of spacecraft, despite British calls to delay.
Daredevil raccoon's Minnesota skyscraper climb
The internet is transfixed as the animal scales a 23-floor Minnesota building for nearly a day.
One in five British mammals at risk of extinction
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.
Top hat
With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car.
Big cat spat
The US has more captive tigers than the rest of the world has wild ones. Why?
Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees
Many of the oldest and largest specimens of Africa's baobab tree have died over the past 12 years.
How many animals are born in the world every day?
Calculating the number of daily births takes in the very largest and smallest creatures.
Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy
Francis tells oil executives the world must convert to clean fuel in an unprecedented conference.
Nobel laureate joins another exclusive club
Dr Richard Henderson is made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Could an emoji save your life?
Scientists are campaigning for a new emoji which they feel could be vital during earthquakes.
Plastic and cotton found in UK's wild mussels
Scientists warn material including strands of underwear could be found in the seafood.
Hunting for life's chemistry on Mars
Nasa says organic matter suggests there might have been life on the planet.
Plastic and other waste found in British mussels
Scientists say more work is needed to understand the health effects of consuming the seafood.
Curiosity rover sees seasonal Mars methane swing
Methane on the Red Planet waxes and wanes with the seasons - another clue in the search for life.
Oldest 'footprints' found in China
The oldest known "footprints" left by an animal have been uncovered in China.
Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air
A Canadian firm says new technology has dramatically cut the cost of removing carbon from the air.
Shunning Britain
British farmers say they are facing a shortage of workers to pick fruit and vegetables as recruitment companies say they can't find enough to fill vacancies.
European Commission hopes for big science funding uplift
The European Commission sets out how it wants to spend €100bn (£87bn) on science in the next EU budget.
Women outnumber men in Spain PM Sánchez's new cabinet
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez puts women in charge of 11 of the 17 portfolios.
Human planet
Scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin believe humans are not on an inevitable course to self-destruction.
Meet the nuns helping save a sacred species from extinction
The axolotl - a salamander unique to Mexico - has almost been wiped out by pollution and over-fishing.
Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees - study
Scientists say pollution could have unpredictable effects on Europe's forests by damaging fungi.
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