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 2018-04-23 06:57 

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Environment prize goes to Flint water activist...

An activist who helped expose a water crisis in a US town has been awarded a prestigious environment prize....

 2018-04-22 23:15 

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Climate change: Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5m for Paris deal...

The former New York Mayor offers $4.5m to cover the lapsed US contribution to the climate agreement....

 2018-04-21 23:29 

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Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on Mars...

A Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars....

 2018-04-20 12:48 

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Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease...

An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is in the jelly phase....

 2018-04-20 11:03 

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ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet...

Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission....

 2018-04-20 05:34 

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Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet...

Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste....

 2018-04-20 00:40 

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Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'...

The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests....

 2018-04-19 23:57 

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National Trust should be 'radical'...

The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas....

 2018-04-19 20:02 

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UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet...

People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?...

 2018-04-19 18:49 

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'Sea nomads' evolved for free-diving...

In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving....

 2018-04-19 08:42 

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Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off...

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets....

 2018-04-18 22:55 

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100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season...

A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC....

 2018-04-18 22:50 

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Last of the wild asses back from the brink...

Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers....

 2018-04-18 16:59 

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Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds...

The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine....

 2018-04-18 00:26 

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Plankton named after Attenborough series...

Scientists at University College London (UCL) bestowed the honour on Sir David Attenborough and the documentary team....

 2018-04-17 20:43 

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Space diamonds 'came from lost planet'...

The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System....

 2018-04-17 16:03 

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Porpoise plucked from shallow waters...

The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth....

 2018-04-17 01:02 

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The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'...

A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman....

 2018-04-16 20:11 

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Delay for Nasa planet-hunter...

The Tess mission designed to survey the sky for new worlds has its launch delayed by at least 48 hours....

 2018-04-16 18:49 

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US National Zoo captures birth of baby gorilla 'Moke'...

Calaya the gorilla gave birth for the first time in nine years at the National Zoo in Washington, DC....

 2018-04-16 16:58 

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Nasa's Tess planet-hunter: What stars sound like...

UK astronomer Bill Chaplin demonstrates the noises that stars make and why this is useful to know....

 2018-04-16 12:53 

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Nasa planet-hunter set for launch...

The Tess mission will survey nearly the entire sky and is expected to find thousands of new worlds....

 2018-04-13 16:42 

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Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'...

A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige....

 2018-04-11 23:25 

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Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine...

Boeing and Rolls-Royce are to invest in the UK company developing a revolutionary propulsion system....

 2018-04-11 17:01 

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Climate change dials down Atlantic Ocean heating system...

An Atlantic Ocean circulation system that warms Europe's climate is weaker today than it has been in 1,000 years, say scientists....

 2018-04-11 12:22 

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Nazi legacy found in Norwegian trees...

The chemical fog used to hide the Tirpitz battleship in WWII stunted the growth of trees....

 2018-04-11 01:22 

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Map records UK's small ups and downs...

The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time....

 2018-04-10 23:35 

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Iron Age study targets British DNA mystery...

A project to sequence DNA from ancient remains may solve a puzzle involving people from south-east Britain....

 2018-04-10 23:32 

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How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past...

Ancient DNA from human remains has helped construct a new narrative for human history....

 2018-04-10 21:25 

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Earth's magnetic ocean tides mapped from space...

Satellites make the most detailed observations yet of the magnetism generated by moving seawater....

 2018-04-10 12:50 

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Silent robots listen to ocean winds...

Autonomous sea-gliders fitted with hydrophones gather information far from weather stations....

 2018-04-09 23:11 

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Mission to Antarctica's Larsen ice shelves...

An international expedition next year will try to reach the site of a major new iceberg....

 2018-04-09 16:02 

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Tasmanian devil cancers targeted by human drugs...

Cambridge University researchers find human cancer drugs could halt the extinction of the marsupial....

 2018-04-09 15:47 

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Finger bone points to early human exodus...

A fossil find from Saudi Arabia adds to growing evidence that modern humans left Africa earlier than supposed....

 2018-04-09 12:35 

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100 years of chemical weapons...

From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons....

 2018-04-09 12:29 

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BBC climate change interview breached broadcasting standards...

The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview....

 2018-04-09 08:00 

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Big increase in Antarctic snowfall...

The annual extra now compared with the early 1800s has a water volume twice that of the Dead Sea....

 2018-04-05 14:17 

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Plastic bag litter falls in UK seas...

A study of litter in UK seas shows the number of plastic bags has fallen, amid a rise in other types of plastic rubbish....

 2018-04-05 10:50 

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Space muscles study to use tiny worms...

The worms are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans....

 2018-04-04 23:01 

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Russians protest over 'toxic' landfill near Moscow...

The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills are causing health problems....

 2018-04-04 16:37 

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Births of endangered Suffolk punch foals celebrated...

Two Suffolk punch horses are being put forward for a charity's breeding programme....

 2018-04-04 00:36 

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The whales who love to sing in the dark...

A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song....

 2018-04-03 17:17 

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Conservationists use astronomy software to save species...

Researchers use astronomical techniques used to study distant stars to survey endangered species....

 2018-04-03 10:08 

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Antarctica 'gives ground to the ocean'...

The White Continent is surrendering ocean floor as the undersides of its glaciers are melted....

 2018-04-02 23:37 

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'Send in the drones' to protect soil...

Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say....

 2018-04-02 00:12 

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Mission to demonstrate space junk tech...

A European, UK-led project aims to showcase how space debris could be removed from orbit....

 2018-03-31 10:24 

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Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot...

The company says a Model X vehicle involved in a fatal crash in the US was in Autopilot mode....

 2018-03-31 00:01 

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Shipping faces demands to cut CO2...

The industry could contribute almost a fifth of the global total of CO2 by 2050 but some nations resist targets....

 2018-03-30 08:38 

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Higgs factory a 'must for big physics'...

The head of America's leading particle physics lab backs the construction of a "factory" to produce the Higgs boson....

 2018-03-29 13:09 

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Scientists explain the sound of knuckle cracking...

What's behind the snapping sound when we crack our knuckles? Scientists have the answer....

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