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Last updated on  February 19th, 2017
SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback: Click here
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
Gravity probe exceeds performance goals: Click here
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.
Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life: Click here
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.
Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies: Click here
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.
Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains: Click here
They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and PTSD.
GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh: Click here
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.
Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?: Click here
It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.
Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21: Click here
The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.
Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches: Click here
Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?
UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit: Click here
Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.
Event Horizon Telescope ready to image black hole: Click here
An Earth-sized "virtual telescope" is ready to take the first ever picture of a black hole - the monster mysterious object at the centre of our galaxy.
'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health: Click here
Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.
Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year: Click here
The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.
Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay: Click here
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.
Running ants: Why scientists built an insect treadmill: Click here
The researchers recording ants' brain activity as they run.
How can the UK reduce air pollution?: Click here
The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.
Air pollution 'final warning' from European Commission to UK: Click here
The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.
Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear: Click here
The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.
Call for brain donors: Click here
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.
Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs: Click here
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.
The mystery of the whoop whooping bee: Click here
Scientists think they have found the explanation behind sounds generated by bees
New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit: Click here
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.
Orphaned dik-dik raised by keepers: Click here
He's only 19cm (7.4 in) tall and has been named Thanos.
The late Hans Rosling tells the modern world's story: Click here
Hans Rosling, who has died in Sweden aged 68, tells 200 years of world history in four minutes.
Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed: Click here
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus by a forensic artist to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.
Roger Harrabin: World v Trump on climate deal?: Click here
As the new president settles in, much of the world reaffirms its commitment to the Paris agreement.
Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible' despite Trump: Click here
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.
Satisfying the thirsty: Click here
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.
Illustrious light bulbs: Click here
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.
Clickbait: Click here
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.
Gator aid: Click here
Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist's surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.
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