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Solar Impulse completes epic flight

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.

Cats 'control mice' with chemicals

Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.

Why insects are marvels of engineering

Super slow-motion video reveals the engineering secrets researchers can learn from the creatures' spring-loaded legs.

Limited badger cull to start in NI

Northern Ireland is to start a limited cull of badgers as part of a research project to combat a disease in cattle that costs the taxpayer £30m a year.

Pluto shows its spots to Nasa probe

The New Horizons mission to Pluto releases new colour views of the dwarf planet, revealing some intriguing dark spots.

BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill

BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Global prize for anti-poverty leader

The founding chairman of a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation wins the 2015 World Food Prize.

New test pins down 'time of death'

Forensic researchers develop a new method for establishing an accurate time of death after as much as 10 days.

Rosetta spies cometary sinkholes

The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta probe is riddled with pits that formed much like sinkholes here on Earth, say scientists.

'Celeb mind game' gives memory clues

Researchers use "mind games" to reveal clues about how brain cells change when making new memories.

Oranges bug 'hacks insect behaviour'

A deadly disease of citrus plants spreads by manipulating its insect host, research suggests.

'Leap second' delays midnight

Midnight came later on Tuesday as for the first time in three years an extra second was added to the official time set by atomic clocks.

Probe refines Pluto flyby path

The American New Horizons spacecraft makes its last planned targeting manoeuvre as it bears down on Pluto.

VIDEO: The science behind the pollen count

The pollen count is an important part of the weather forecast for the estimated 31 million people who suffer from hayfever.

VIDEO: Acrobats of the insect world

Researchers are using super slow-motion footage to reveal the secrets of the most acrobatic insects

VIDEO: 'Irreversible change' to sea life from CO2

A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.

VIDEO: 'I feel like I can fly forever'

A solar-powered plane that is attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean is encountering its first weather front.

VIDEO: The blind birdman of Brazil

Juan Pablo Culasso has been blind since birth but he has become one of the best "birdwatchers" in South America.

VIDEO: Ice lollies to keep zoo animals cool

Zoo animals across Europe are being fed frozen treats to keep them cool and hydrated during the current heatwave.

VIDEO: Leap second: What does it mean?

Midnight will come later tonight, as for the first time in three years, an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks.

VIDEO: World's smelliest plant blooms in Edinburgh

One of the world's largest and smelliest flowers has blossomed for the first time in Scotland.

Peeking into the brain's filing system

Where do your memories live?

In pictures: Lightning illuminates UK

The best images from Friday night's thunder storms

Robots on the march

Robots move into homes and the workplace

'Circademics' get serious about circus

'Circademics' get serious about the circus

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on life in space

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on life in space

Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

VIDEO: Sir David tells Obama how to save planet

The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of President Obama.


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