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Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes.

Chimps' strength secrets explained

The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists.

SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

India genome plan could boost healthcare

Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?