Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
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Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
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The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
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