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Hummingbird moths colonise UK

Fri, 2016-06-10 17:45
A hummingbird-like moth may have colonised the UK, according to conservationists.
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China's giant glass bridge hit with sledgehammer

Fri, 2016-06-10 09:00
BBC Click smashes one of the panels on the world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge to see how safe it is.
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Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Fri, 2016-06-10 04:12
Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone.
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Government criticised over flood plans

Thu, 2016-06-09 10:00
The government is failing to do enough to protect communities at risk of flooding and needs to do more long-term planning, MPs say.
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Names proposed for chemical elements

Thu, 2016-06-09 08:08
Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson are the names proposed for the four new chemical elements added to the periodic table in January.
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VIDEO: The science behind 'three-person babies'

Thu, 2016-06-09 07:56
Using DNA from three people to create a baby is safe, according to a major research study, by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre at Newcastle University.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake set to return to Earth

Thu, 2016-06-09 06:05
Six months after Tim Peake blasted off to the International Space Station, he is preparing for his return to Earth.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake: 'I miss the feeling of rain'

Thu, 2016-06-09 03:44
British astronaut Tim Peake has been on the International Space Station for nearly six months, where the climate is unsurprisingly constant.
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Fossils show Hobbits shrank 'rapidly'

Thu, 2016-06-09 03:11
Researchers discover fossils that suggest the famous Hobbit species shrank on the Indonesian island of Flores within the space of 300,000 years.
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VIDEO: Kayaker's close encounter with shark

Thu, 2016-06-09 02:18
A kayaker has filmed a close encounter with a 23ft (7m) basking shark off the south coast of the Isle of Man.
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Rise of mammals 'earlier than thought'

Wed, 2016-06-08 18:43
Mammals began to flourish well before the end of the dinosaur age, a new study finds.
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Global origins of local food favourites

Wed, 2016-06-08 17:53
Italy's tomatoes and Thailand's potent chillies, although closely associated with these nations, have their historical roots elsewhere, a study reveals.
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows NZ whales from above

Wed, 2016-06-08 08:50
Footage of Bryde's whales feeding has been caught on camera.
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Bleaching 'devastates' UK tropical reef

Wed, 2016-06-08 02:21
Up to 85% of the corals in the Chagos Marine Reserve of the British Indian Ocean Territory are estimated to have been damaged or killed in the current global bleaching event.
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Gravity space mission passes big test

Wed, 2016-06-08 00:06
The Lisa Pathfinder mission, which was designed to demonstrate the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space, has been a stunning success, say officials.
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Origin of mystery deep-sea mushroom revealed

Tue, 2016-06-07 18:15
Australian scientists have used genetic material to pinpoint the origin of the deep-sea mushroom, an unusual gelatinous creature first dredged up near Tasmania in 1986.
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Cancer cure needs Ebola-level action

Tue, 2016-06-07 08:34
The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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VIDEO: Lab tries to grow human organs inside pigs

Mon, 2016-06-06 07:27
Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.
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Bid to grow transplant organs in pigs

Mon, 2016-06-06 07:12
US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
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PM and Boris clash over EU fishing laws

Sun, 2016-06-05 10:04
David Cameron and Boris Johnson clash over the impact of the EU on the UK's fishing industry, during an interview with the BBC's Countryfile programme.
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