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Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.

Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife

Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'

In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue

'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture

An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy?

Vast replica recreates ancient cave

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.

Mammoth genome sequence completed

Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides

Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.

Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates

Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.

Super-rat history extracted from DNA

Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.

Baby wallaby dies in keeper's arms

An orphaned baby wallaby on the Isle of Man dies in her keeper's arms after a week of round-the-clock care.

In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people

Ramakrishnan to lead Royal Society

Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.

Tiger-tagging app to boost tracking

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.

Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.

Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

Mercury pollution risk to Arctic gull

Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.

Tidal lagoon 'negotiations open'

Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.

VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'

Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second

VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

VIDEO: Hubble Telescope's 25 years in images

As the Hubble Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, BBC News looks back at some of its greatest moments - and images.

VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Chile volcano

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

VIDEO: How Hubble opened up the Universe

As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the Universe.

VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.

VIDEO: Sumatran rhino in need of a mate

The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.

VIDEO: New glass frog has translucent skin

A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.


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