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Winnowing away of the ice, exacerbated by soot blown on to the ice from wildfires, means Greenland's ice sheet is stuck in a feedback loop.
Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power.
The chances of disaster on planet Earth will rise to a near certainty in the next one to ten thousand years, but it will take more than a century to set up colonies in space where human beings could live on among the stars.
The new study provides one of the strongest cases yet that from the amount of concrete mankind uses in building to the amount of plastic rubbish dumped in the oceans, Earth has entered a new geological epoch.
Uruguay, South America
In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success.
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New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent's desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems.
Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end.
Passersby scrambled to take photos of the men when they first appeared on the street, and the volume of onlookers was deemed disturbing by authorities.
With all of the results in, Ireland has voted a historic yes in its gay marriage referendum.
Man found with minor injuries in collapsed home seven days after earthquake, as government rules out finding more survivors in Kathmandu.
New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars is still considered hostile to life.
Her achievement is expected to be recognized by Guinness World Records.
Scans show that brain regions crucial for the development of language, memory and reasoning skills tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds.
United States, North America
Google believes it can enhance surgeons' tools using technologies employed in other parts of its business, including self-driving cars.
United Kingdom, Europe
Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land.
More than 32,000 had signed up for the games at the Amsterdam and Utrecht branches but the Swedish retail giant says they are a safety threat.
United Kingdom, Europe
Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of an ancient Mecca on stilts according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding.
Scientists in Bangladesh are working on ways to treat toilet waste in rural areas and use it to develop safe, nutritious compost for food crops.
Three decades after she became an icon, an ID card mugshot of Sharbat Gula has become a symbol of Pakistani hostility towards refugees from Afghanistan.
Report by UK waste experts warns that growing global middle class could see £388bn worth of food wasted every year by 2030.
The man who spread love all over the world with his famous Nutella brand left us on the day of celebration of love. Could it be a sign of fate?
A programme that encourages leadership skills and self-confidence is helping young women to prevent abuse and dream of brighter futures.
iSnce 1991, the snow-free season has become extended, the soil has become hotter and drier, and there's been a shift from flowering to woody vegetation.
United Kingdom, Europe
Could the answer to London's congestion be a network of subterranean cycleways?
Attempts by the security services to suppress a photograph of Robert Mugabe proved in vain as memes spawned a life of their own online.
Bill and Melinda predict that in the next 15 years, the lives of the people in the poorest countries will improve faster than at any other time in history.
Powerful x-ray technique reveals letters and words on two fire-damaged scrolls from Herculaneum and provides clues to the author of one.
New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C.
Fears that summer heat waves will be a silent killer drives moves to get Melbourne's vulnerable into cooler places.
Sushi boss nets huge tuna for nearly £25,000 as pioneering farming method offers hope of protecting national delicacy.
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QS has compiled a league table based on factors including affordability, desirability, academic standards and job prospects.
Everything good about the Fondation could have been achieved, and better, without the sails.
World, United States, China, Canada, North America
What if it burns down you may ask? The new timber protective layer is nearly fireproof.
Canada, North America
But the hunt is not over. Now they must find the second one.
A true story of survival of the fittest. Never mess with an Indian farmer.