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Last updated on  May 23rd, 2017
Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance: Click here
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.
Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test: Click here
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.
Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities: Click here
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.
Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says: Click here
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".
Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm: Click here
The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.
All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die: Click here
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.
Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change: Click here
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.
China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice': Click here
The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.
UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats: Click here
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.
Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander: Click here
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.
Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island: Click here
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.
Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging: Click here
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.
Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed: Click here
Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.
Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment: Click here
Scientists suggest smaller plants are better at absorbing air pollution around tall buildings.
Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned: Click here
A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.
Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease: Click here
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.
Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten: Click here
"One boy said: I'm going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake's owner said.
The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water: Click here
Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.
Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford: Click here
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.
Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii: Click here
Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.
First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK': Click here
A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade: Click here
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.
2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't': Click here
Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.
Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density: Click here
The uninhabited Pacific island is littered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, scientists say.
Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place': Click here
How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.
Why does Belgium shine so brightly?: Click here
Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.
The DNA detective: Click here
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?
Herd knowledge: Click here
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.
A creepy solution: Click here
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?
Reproductive rebels: Click here
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.
Big birds: Click here
Super-sharp images from a US satellite are keeping track of remote bird-breeding sites.
Staying on course: Click here
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.
Keep out: Click here
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.
Big bang theory: Click here
Pioneering work that extracts information from audio of gunshots could help solve criminal cases.
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