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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries - China, India, the US and...

World is home to ‘60,000 tree species’

There are 60,065 species of trees in the world, according to a comprehensive study of the world's plants. Botanical Gardens Conservation International compiled the...

Yellow fever outbreak threatens Brazil’s monkeys

Cases of yellow fever are being confirmed across Brazil in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of the 448 confirmed cases...

South Korea tops the world’s life expectancy table

South Korea is expected to rank top among countries for average life expectancy. According to the study South Koreans born in 2030 can expect...

Star’s seven Earth-sized worlds set record (Video)

Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the...

Pupils experience new technology to help with future careers

Robots, virtual reality and 3D printing are being used to try to help a number of youngsters in Australia widen their future career options....

Perth’s Puan named oldest orangutan in the world

The Perth Zoo in Australia says it has the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world, earning it a Guinness World Record. The 60-year-old...

A lesson in manners for modern children

Parents in Argentina are spending hundreds of dollars on etiquette lessons for their children. Aged between 6 and 13 the children are taught how...

Molecule that’s said to heal

Russian scientists claim they've developed a compound which accelerates the healing process in wounds as well as tackling viruses. They've produced a synthetic peptide...

Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

A team of six people have completed a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year. Since 29 August...