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29 Jul
In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.
29 Jul
Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.
28 Jul
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.
29 Jul
Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
28 Jul
Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from agriculture in some locations are underestimated by 40% according to new research.
29 Jul
A human tooth dating to around 565,000 years ago has been found by a 16-year-old volunteer in France.
28 Jul
Why conservationists in the Scottish Highlands are chasing the UK's most threatened breeding duck.
28 Jul
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.
28 Jul
Archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of a house where people who built Avebury stone circle may have lived.
27 Jul
A hunter paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC.
26 Jul
A UK citizen science project to study when and where different orchids bloom has already revealed 200 new flowering locations for particular species.
25 Jul
Pluto would appear to have glaciers of nitrogen ice, the latest pictures from the New Horizons probe suggest.
28 Jul
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.
28 Jul
A kite chick in Gloucestershire which broke its beak after growing too big inside its egg, undergoes reconstructive surgery.
25 Jul
A new system that contains the explosion of bombs smuggled onto aircraft has been successfully tested.
24 Jul
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
29 Jul
Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.
29 Jul
More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.
25 Jul
Scientists have developed what they're describing as a bomb proof material that could be a major step forward in aircraft security.
25 Jul
It's the dwarf planet that keeps on giving. Now Newsround has compiled all the pictures of Pluto so far into one manageable minute.
23 Jul
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.
23 Jul
Three wildcat kittens bred at a wildlife park in Scotland emerge from their den for the first time since birth.
21 Jul
Cathy Lewis, space suit curator at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, explains why a campaign is under way to raise $500,000 to help safeguard the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong.
21 Jul
Australia's wombats are under threat from a painful and fatal skin disease known as mange.
28 Jul
Why do we like to believe that dinosaurs were scaly?
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