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Last updated on  September 26th, 2016

Zambia's front line between elephants and humans: Click here

As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.


China's colossal radio telescope begins testing: Click here

The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.


Poor food 'risks health of half the world': Click here

As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.


New report confirms grim outlook for elephants: Click here

Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.


Horses can communicate with us - scientists: Click here

Horses have joined a select club of animals that can communicate by pointing to symbols, say scientists.


Bird flu poses threat to penguins - scientists: Click here

Flu carried by migratory birds poses a risk to penguins living in Antarctica, scientists warn.


Ig Nobel win for Alpine 'goat man': Click here

A British man who lived in the Swiss Alps as a goat for three days wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.


Species body says extra elephant protection could boost ivory trade: Click here

The body tasked with managing trade in endangered species will oppose efforts to increase global protection for elephants, saying it could spark a new trade in ivory.


UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse: Click here

The government is to outline its plans to strengthen collaborative research between the UK and China.


Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat': Click here

Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.


Scientists solve singing fish mystery: Click here

Scientists solve the bizarre mystery of the fish that hums at night.


DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa: Click here

Evidence for an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans.


Watching films releases 'natural painkiller': Click here

Watching a tragic film could have an unexpected benefit in triggering a feel-good chemical, research suggests.


China space station to fall to Earth in 2017: Click here

China's first space station is expected to fall back to Earth in the second half of 2017, amid speculation authorities have lost control of it.


Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world: Click here

A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.


How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden: Click here

A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden


Scientists solve singing fish mystery: Click here

Scientists bring singing fish into their lab to work out the biological secret of an aquatic creature that hums at night.


See what a button battery can do to a child's throat: Click here

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.


Prince William: 'We must do more on illegal ivory trade': Click here

The Duke of Cambridge has called on world leaders to do more to combat the illegal wildlife trade.


Four rare white lions cubs born in Poland: Click here

Four rare white lion cubs have been born in a zoo in Poland.


Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo site: Click here

Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace about four miles (6km) from one of Britain's best known finds.


In pictures: Astro Photographer of the Year: Click here

Some of the winning images from this year's competition.


Grand Canyon in blue: Click here

President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.


Science snaps: Click here

Fifteen stunning images from the Royal Photographic Society's International Images for Science competition


Numbers game: Click here

Insights into the data behind the football industry, both real and simulated, from the brains behind Football Manager.


Water wars: Click here

TS Sudhir explains why violence has broken out in India's technology hub Bangalore over a long-running dispute about water.


History of flooding: Click here

Written in the sediments of north-west England's lakes is a record of extreme flood events - information that can inform future flood preparedness.


A surgeon's downfall: Click here

Ground-breaking work on synthetic organ transplants made Paolo Macchiarini one of the most famous doctors in the world. Now his reputation lies in tatters.


Animal secrets: Click here

Specially designed tags that act as 'daily diaries' are revealing previously unknown animal behaviours.


Fair game?: Click here

Lion hunting in South Africa is a big business, but some groups seem are shooting "canned meat" - animals bred in captivity just to be hunted, the BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.


Fracking fight: Click here

Grace Livingstone talks to members of Mapuche indigenous communities living near a fracking site in Argentina about their concerns for their health and their environment.