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ExoMars: Where to send Europe’s robot rover?

Image copyright AIRBUS Image caption ExoMars: A copy of the rover undergoing testing Scientists and engineers are to meet in Leicester to choose a landing site on Mars...

Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book, signed with a thumbprint, was among the items up for sale Personal...

Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Image caption Kati Rossi was looking for a second-hand bookshelf With her daughter and baby son, Kati Rossi is prowling a suburb of Helsinki in the hunt for a...

Climate change: Bug covered ‘bionic mushroom’ generates clean energy

Image copyright American Chemical Society Image caption A button mushroom coated in bugs and nanowires can produce electricity from light US researchers have...

‘Oldest animal painting’ discovered in Borneo

Image copyright NAture Image caption This tracing of the cave wall shows the 40,000-year-old painting on the far right. The black box shows the area which was used for...

Revealed: The secret of the poet’s daffodil

Image copyright Rodney Lay/RHS Image caption Narcissus poeticus (Pheasant’s eye daffodil) The secrets of a flower known as the poet’s daffodil have fallen to...

Metop weather satellite launches into orbit

Image copyright ESA Image caption The Metop satellites circle the globe probing the state of the atmosphere Europe has launched a front-line weather satellite into orbit...

Northern white rhino: New hopes for IVF rescue

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sudan was the last of his kind A new study raises hopes of saving one of the last animals of its kind. A victim of...

Ron Howard: Creating vision of a Mars colony

Image copyright NAtional Geographic Image caption The series Mars envisages how a pioneer human settlement might function on the Red Planet To mark the second season of...

Helpline to tackle bullying in chemistry

Image copyright Getty Images/Universal Images Group Bullying and harassment is such a problem in the world of chemistry that a dedicated helpline is being set up for...