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Last updated on  March 27th, 2017
'Fake research' comes under scrutiny: Click here
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
How the mouse came to live alongside humans: Click here
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.
Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers: Click here
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.
Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park': Click here
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.
Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis: Click here
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.
Bloodhound supersonic car record bid slips again: Click here
The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.
'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists: Click here
Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline: Click here
The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.
Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied': Click here
2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.
Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness': Click here
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition: Click here
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?: Click here
Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.
President jokes while signing space agency funding bill: Click here
President jokes while signing space agency funding bill
British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment: Click here
Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.
Exmoor gardens raided by 'wily old stag': Click here
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.
Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits': Click here
Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.
Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos: Click here
Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.
Secret of a sperm's success: Click here
How a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say.
How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant: Click here
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers: Click here
New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.
Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?: Click here
After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.
Hans Rosling, population expert: Five last thoughts: Click here
In his last BBC interview, the statistician highlighted five key ways demographics are shaping the world.
Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers': Click here
Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.
Testing for 'defectives': Click here
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.
Cardboard cribs: Click here
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?
The Foehn feeling: Click here
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.
Crustal attraction: Click here
Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.
Fake data threat: Click here
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.
Paleo artist: Click here
An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.
'Dispersal machines': Click here
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.
Hi-tech tribe: Click here
How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.
Black tide: Click here
Fifty years ago, the supertanker the SS Torrey Canyon hit rocks off the coast of Cornwall, spilling more than 100,000 tonnes of crude oil. But it was the clear-up operation that led to the real environmental disaster.
Captivating science: Click here
The art of science - captivating scientific images from the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.
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