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Melt ponds suggest no Arctic sea-ice record this year

Sat, 2016-06-18 00:43
Arctic sea-ice may have hit a record low in May but that does not mean September will set a new minimum mark, say polar experts at Reading University, UK.
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Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang

Fri, 2016-06-17 22:46
A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
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Study unlocks surprising behaviour of soil bacteria

Fri, 2016-06-17 21:53
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria have led to questions about how differing land management affects the organisms' behaviour, on agriculture and emissions.
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Tim Peake to return to 'ground control' on earth

Fri, 2016-06-17 16:52
British astronaut Tim Peake is due back to earth six months after blasting off into space.
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Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

Fri, 2016-06-17 16:16
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.
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Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

Fri, 2016-06-17 15:03
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.
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UK astronaut Tim Peake prepares for return to Earth

Fri, 2016-06-17 13:06
British astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to return to Earth after an historic six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
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UK-funded ice breaker in 'elite' Arctic tourism row

Fri, 2016-06-17 10:12
Government-funded ice breaker criticised for guiding luxury cruise in the Arctic as worries grow over the environmental impact of tourists.
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Dead Sea drying

Fri, 2016-06-17 09:09
The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.
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Tree planting at 'an all time low'

Fri, 2016-06-17 06:59
Official figures released today by the Forestry Commission show that the government is falling far short of its own tree-planting targets
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How Tim gets back from space

Fri, 2016-06-17 06:01
How UK astronaut Tim Peake will get back from the International Space Station (ISS).
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Tortoise given wheels to help her walk

Thu, 2016-06-16 10:13
A female tortoise in southern India is given a new lease of life after losing both legs.
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European Space Agency still backing Mars rover project

Thu, 2016-06-16 10:04
Member states of the European Space Agency have reaffirmed their commitment to launch a rover to Mars in 2020.
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More gravitational waves detected

Thu, 2016-06-16 03:15
Scientists announce the detection at Earth of another burst of gravitational waves coming from a black hole merger.
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10kgs of 2,000-year-old butter found in a bog in Ireland to go on display

Thu, 2016-06-16 01:07
Jack Conway was working in a bog cutting turf when he came across a massive chunk of butter.
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Tim Peake will be wobbly after landing - Helen Sharman

Wed, 2016-06-15 04:07
Tim Peake is likely to feel unsteady after landing says fellow British astronaut Helen Sharman.
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Tim Peake: The UK astronaut's best photos and comments

Wed, 2016-06-15 04:06
Has Tim Peake got the best photo album on (and off) Earth? As his space mission comes to an end, we compile some of his best shots along with his comments.
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Tim Peake: Watch key moments from UK astronaut's mission

Wed, 2016-06-15 04:06
As UK astronaut Tim Peake comes back to Earth, BBC News has compiled some of the best Esa videos from his six-month mission.
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Tim Peake: A look at Sokol spacesuit used for re-entry

Wed, 2016-06-15 04:05
As British astronaut Tim Peake ends his mission, BBC News takes a look at the spacesuit used for launch and re-entry.
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The moth that could devastate UK crops

Wed, 2016-06-15 02:03
UK crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of a species of moth arriving from continental Europe, scientists say.
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