Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Why do puffer fish build sandcastles?
Piers Linney reveals how code changed our world
How Lucy changed the story of human evolution
Was campaign to guard Somerset Levels driven by politics or science?
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The hidden threats that astronauts face
What went wrong with stem cell cancer treatment
Tasks for Italy's first female astronaut
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