12 December 2011
Last updated at 12:26 ET
Scientists are expected to present evidence on Tuesday that the sought-after Higgs boson particle has finally been glimpsed.
UN climate talks end with an agreement to work towards a legally enforceable deal, covering all countries, to take effect by 2020.
Emus and ostriches have bloodless erections, according to researchers, solving a centuries old mystery. BBC NATURE
Skywatchers enjoy the last total lunar eclipse before 2014, with Australia, Asia and North America enjoying the best views.
The BBC denies misleading viewers with Frozen Planet footage of newborn polar bear cubs filmed in an animal park, rather than in the wild.
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