The quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist.
Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered.
Chickens' motives for crossing the road are often questioned - but pheasants should probably avoid it altogether, new research suggests. Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Cardiff compared roadkill figures from ...
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Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the "holy grail" of computing - microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.
Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual "personalities", new research shows.
Journalists can help their readers form accurate views by "adjudicating" between opposing political claims in their articles, a new study shows.
Charities may withdraw from worthwhile activities because laws designed to stop terrorism are often too vague, experts have warned.
The decline of cold regions called periglacial zones is now inevitable due to climate change, researchers say.
A high-flying duck species reaches altitudes of up to 6,800 metres (22,000 feet) to cross the Himalayas, new research shows.