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Flamingo balancing act saves energy
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.[click for more]
Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.[click for more]
Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.[click for more]
Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.[click for more]
Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".[click for more]
Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm
The world`s highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.[click for more]
All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.[click for more]
Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world`s key crop seeds.[click for more]
China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'
The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.[click for more]
UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.[click for more]
Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter`s moon Europa.[click for more]
Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.[click for more]
Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.[click for more]
Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed
Almost 2,000 plants new to science have been identified in the past year, but many are at risk.[click for more]
Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment
Scientists suggest smaller plants are better at absorbing air pollution around tall buildings.[click for more]
Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned
A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.[click for more]
Snail's DNA secrets unlocked in fight against river disease
Scientists have decoded the genome of a snail involved in the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.[click for more]
Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten
"One boy said: I`m going to kiss it in the mouth," the snake`s owner said.[click for more]
The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water
Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.[click for more]
Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.[click for more]
Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Look but don`t touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.[click for more]
First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'
A key component of the UK`s first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.[click for more]
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.[click for more]
2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'
Zafer Kizilkaya`s work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model`s now widely adopted.[click for more]
Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density
The uninhabited Pacific island is littered with 37.7 million pieces of plastic debris, scientists say.[click for more]
Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'
How different Earth`s history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.[click for more]
Why does Belgium shine so brightly?
Tens of thousands of people marvel over shots of brightly lit Belgium taken from space.[click for more]
The DNA detective
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?[click for more]
Herd knowledge
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.[click for more]
A creepy solution
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?[click for more]