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Last updated on  June 24th, 2017
Watched chimps change their hunting habits: Click here
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.
Whale body size warning for species collapses: Click here
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.
Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home: Click here
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
India genome plan could boost healthcare: Click here
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?
Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector: Click here
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.
German-UK team maintains Galileo success: Click here
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.
Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved: Click here
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.
Europe selects grand gravity mission: Click here
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.
Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity': Click here
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.
Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs': Click here
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
How cats conquered the ancient world: Click here
The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.
Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - Gove: Click here
Any Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.
Scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss: Click here
Forestry researchers condemn attempts to change the way carbon from trees is counted in Europe.
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall: Click here
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.
Genome pioneer John Sulston enters elite club: Click here
Sir John Sulston is elevated to the Companion of Honour in the Queen’s birthday list.
China's quantum satellite in big leap: Click here
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.
'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor: Click here
It'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.
Dams could 'permanently damage Amazon': Click here
Scientists warn that hydroelectric dams in the Amazon could have a significant impact on the environment.
Air pollution plan 'unfair' on local authorities: Click here
Solving air pollution is a national not a local issue, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Juncker rejects US climate deal re-negotiation: Click here
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will not re-negotiate the Paris climate agreement.
Ancient bird like 'a kangaroo-sized flying turkey': Click here
New details on an early megapode bird that lived alongside Australia's extinct giant marsupials.
'Bottled nature' helps ease dental pain: Click here
Taking a walk along a virtual-reality beach helps ease dental patients' discomfort, a study finds.
The battle for nesting sites among the birds and the bees: Click here
Competition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are declining faster than others.
Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trials: Click here
The Bloodhound 1,000mph car will conduct some "slow speed" runs at Newquay airport in Cornwall.
Global hotspots for alien invasions revealed: Click here
Great Britain is in the top 10% of areas for harbouring alien species, according to a study.
The oldest living thing on Earth: Click here
Mayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?
3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol: Click here
The hands could become available on the NHS bringing life-changing improvements for patients.
Dogs and wolves share sense of fair play: Click here
Animals take umbrage when they feel that others are getting greater rewards than they are.
Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?: Click here
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.
Splish splashing spinning gorilla: Click here
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.
Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan: Click here
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.
How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits: Click here
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.
Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space: Click here
The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.
Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states: Click here
The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.
'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India: Click here
Onboard footage from the Indian space agency's 640-tonne rocket has been widely shared on Twitter.
Beaver return 'benefits environment': Click here
A researcher says re-introducing beavers in England would help water supplies and prevent floods.
Race to the bottom: Click here
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.
Rehydrating the bodies: Click here
Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.
Fiendishly complex: Click here
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green examines how the extremes of speed and acceleration will affect the airflow around the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Trading tool: Click here
The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.
Quack science: Click here
The biological trick that allows a female mandarin duck to become a male.
Big move: Click here
The permanent reoccupation of the UK's Halley station depends on how an ice crack develops.
Sky-high wi-fi: Click here
ViaSat-2 enters the record books as the most powerful commercial broadband spacecraft ever launched.
Cold revolution: Click here
Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.
Poison pill: Click here
A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.
Not green enough: Click here
Only three countries have not signed up to the Paris agreement - but for very different reasons.
Roadkill rescue: Click here
One of the world's worst hotspots for roadkill in Canada is helped by a project that cuts animal deaths by almost 90%.
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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