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 2018-01-23 18:01 

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Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'...

Scientists dive into Antarctic waters to build the case for a vast new marine protected area....

 2018-01-23 11:43 

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The human-elephant conflict in India's tea state Assam...

How expanding tea plantations in India's Assam state are putting humans in conflict with elephants....

 2018-01-22 16:22 

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Why you can't judge a zebra by its stripes...

Looking at a zebra's stripes may not be a good way to tell different types apart, say scientists....

 2018-01-22 16:18 

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Cosmonaut does a test flight on a vacuum cleaner at the International Space Station...

Russian cosmonaut, Anton Shkaplerov, said he'd had so man questions from people asking if it was possible, that he had to try it....

 2018-01-22 16:15 

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New Caledonian crows show how technology evolves...

Clever, tool-making crows show scientists the first foundations of technological development....

 2018-01-19 13:22 

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission...

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew....

 2018-01-19 01:50 

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Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'...

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches....

 2018-01-18 15:30 

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Humans now 'dwarf natural climate effects'...

Last year was the second or third hottest year on record even without an El Nio boost....

 2018-01-17 21:59 

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Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes...

A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe....

 2018-01-17 18:02 

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Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer...

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read...

 2018-01-17 17:55 

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ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image...

Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite....

 2018-01-17 13:15 

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UK firm contracts to service satellites...

Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit....

 2018-01-17 01:38 

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Paris, London...

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding....

 2018-01-17 01:06 

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Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues...

Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions....

 2018-01-16 19:33 

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Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava...

Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines....

 2018-01-16 10:58 

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Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy...

The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies....

 2018-01-16 03:02 

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Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbour Bridge...

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists....

 2018-01-13 15:45 

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Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France...

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public....

 2018-01-13 10:45 

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Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies...

Minnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition....

 2018-01-13 00:11 

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Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animal...

They weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than humans....

 2018-01-12 13:51 

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Citizen science bags five-planet haul...

Astronomy enthusiasts help to confirm the existence of a five-planet system orbiting a far-off star....

 2018-01-12 01:42 

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A plastic-free high street by 2042?...

Many high street stores use plastic to protect their fruit and vegetables....

 2018-01-11 11:52 

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Polar explorer Ben Saunders shares his top tips...

Ben Saunders has led 13 expeditions since 2001 and has walked around 4,000 miles in skies....

 2018-01-11 11:45 

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Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars...

Curiosity has reached a part of the Red Planet with geology named after places across Scotland....

 2018-01-11 08:45 

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'Serious' gap in cosmos expansion rate may hint at new physics...

A discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics....

 2018-01-11 00:59 

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Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago...

Newly discovered fossils in Germany shed light on the emergence of butterflies and moths....

 2018-01-10 22:33 

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Theresa May aims to eradicate plastic litter by 2042...

Theresa May to launch 25-year plan to improve the natural environment of the UK....

 2018-01-10 18:48 

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Mystery space radio pulses explained by astronomers...

Astronomers have explained enigmatic radio waves that were once considered a potential message from aliens....

 2018-01-10 11:24 

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US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan...

Governor Rick Scott successfully fights off President Trump's plans, with more opposition expected....

 2018-01-10 06:47 

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Flying telescope yields insights into birth of stars...

A Nasa telescope inside a jumbo jet yields new insights into how stars are born from collapsing gas and dust....

 2018-01-09 17:32 

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Sam Gyimah is new science minister...

Who is the new man in charge of higher education in England?...

 2018-01-09 15:30 

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Great Barrier Reef: Warmer seas 'turning turtles female'...

Green sea turtles' gender is temperature dependent and there are now too many females....

 2018-01-09 12:57 

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End signalled for European Ariane 5 rocket...

A final batch order is raised for the Ariane 5 - the workhorse European rocket of the last 20 years....

 2018-01-09 12:37 

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Paraguay lagoon sees giant lily pads return...

Tourists are flocking to see the giant water lilies, which locals had thought were extinct....

 2018-01-09 06:56 

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Marine wildlife charities' worries over management plan...

Almost a decade in the making, it sets out how seas should be used and protected in the next 20 years....

 2018-01-08 20:19 

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El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice...

Scientists show how the floating fronts of Antarctic glaciers respond to events in the tropical Pacific....

 2018-01-08 18:05 

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Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters...

Fires, hurricanes and other weather and climate disasters last year cost the US around $306bn in losses....

 2018-01-08 11:56 

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Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice...

The frequency a dog raises it's 'inner eyebrow' influences how quickly it finds a new home...

 2018-01-07 01:51 

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'Pioneer' astronaut John Young dies...

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said....

 2018-01-06 19:51 

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John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87...

He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes....

 2018-01-05 11:12 

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Trial of laser beams to scare sea eagles from lambs...

The beams will be shone on a hillside to see if they scare the birds away from sheep flocks....

 2018-01-05 10:33 

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Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived...

On 5 January 1993 an oil tanker ran aground off Shetland spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil....

 2018-01-05 06:38 

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Cardiff University scientists' drugs test breakthrough...

After 10 years, a team at Cardiff University helps identify a process to speed up drug development....

 2018-01-04 21:10 

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Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch'...

Repeat bouts of warmer seawater are posing a significant challenge to the world's tropical corals....

 2018-01-03 19:34 

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Alaskan infant's DNA tells story of 'first Americans'...

The 11,500-year-old bones of a child unearthed in Alaska shed light on the peopling of the Americas....

 2018-01-03 18:33 

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What a woman with a bionic hand can feel...

Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory....

 2018-01-03 17:12 

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How plastic is harming India's holiest river...

Over a billion tonnes of plastic each year is taking its toll on the Ganges....

 2018-01-03 12:34 

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Fire reductions 'make methane numbers add up'...

Fewer fires globally may help explain the recent change in atmospheric methane, a study says....

 2018-01-03 12:10 

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Taking your eyes off the motorway with VR...

Fed up with motorway driving? Now you can switch to virtual reality thanks to a new driverless car from Renault....

 2018-01-03 00:43 

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Weather: What to expect in 2018...

More hurricanes? Rising temperatures? BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker looks ahead to the year....

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