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22 May
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.
22 May
Satellites have recorded a big sudden change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a UK-based team.
22 May
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.
22 May
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.
21 May
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.
22 May
Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.
21 May
Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.
21 May
The El Nino event predicted for later this year has the potential to increase food prices, say climate scientists.
20 May
Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect gravitational waves from some of the most violent events in the cosmos.
20 May
Three firms working in very different fields make the 2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award, the UK's longest-running engineering prize.
20 May
The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.
20 May
Animal protection groups and marine scientists say they have successfully suspended the recording of a TV series called "Dolphins with the Stars".
19 May
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.
19 May
British astronaut Tim Peake invites schoolchildren to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.
20 May
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.
19 Mar
Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.
18 Mar
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.
18 Mar
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
19 Mar
The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.
18 Mar
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
18 Mar
Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.
19 Mar
Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.
22 May
Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.
20 May
The Inuit people of Greenland are challenging an EU ban on seal hunting and the trade in seal meat and skins, arguing it has "crashed" the Inuits' economy.
19 May
A project will see thousands of schoolchildren experiment on seeds that have spent six months on the International Space Station.
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