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HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

Thu, 2016-05-26 16:55
HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.
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Exxon takes 'small step' on climate

Thu, 2016-05-26 06:58
Shareholders at Exxon Mobil AGM reject most proposals but voted in favour of a resolution that could see a climate activist elected to the board in the future.
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Neanderthal stone structures discovered

Thu, 2016-05-26 03:59
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.
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Contract to construct giant telescope

Thu, 2016-05-26 03:08
The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.
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'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

Thu, 2016-05-26 02:07
A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.
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'Dinosaur crater' drill project success

Thu, 2016-05-26 00:43
Success is declared by the team drilling into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.
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Crayfish and worms may die out together

Wed, 2016-05-25 20:22
A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.
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VIDEO: Storm-chasers film Kansas tornados

Wed, 2016-05-25 20:09
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.
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Solar Impulse aims for Pennsylvania

Wed, 2016-05-25 18:16
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off from Dayton, Ohio, on a 750km flight to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.
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Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:23
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.
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Yellowstone in 1871 and today

Wed, 2016-05-25 09:24
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today
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Exxon 'has to change or die' on climate

Wed, 2016-05-25 04:17
The world's biggest publicly traded oil company faces a critical AGM under pressure from a broad coalition of shareholders on climate change.
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Galileo launch for satellites 13 and 14

Wed, 2016-05-25 02:11
Two more satellites in the Galileo network are launched to orbit, putting the EU's version of GPS on course to start services at the end of the year.
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Sentinel satellite probes coral health

Wed, 2016-05-25 00:12
European scientists are working on techniques that would allow them to routinely monitor the health of corals worldwide from orbit.
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Evolutionary engineer wins tech prize

Tue, 2016-05-24 22:10
US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'.
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Fracking approval reignites row

Tue, 2016-05-24 21:01
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire raises the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarts an intense debate.
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China's science revolution

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:53
Five glimpses inside China's scientific revolution
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Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes'

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:00
Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.
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VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again

Tue, 2016-05-24 18:55
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
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The gene's still selfish: Dawkins' famous idea turns 40

Tue, 2016-05-24 17:12
The scientist and author discusses his legacy - and giving up Twitter
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