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Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

March 23, 2017 - 10:00am
The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
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Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

March 23, 2017 - 1:58am
The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.
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'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

March 22, 2017 - 7:25pm
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
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How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

March 22, 2017 - 6:22pm
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
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Paleo artist

March 22, 2017 - 2:27pm
An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.
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Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

March 22, 2017 - 12:01pm
Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.
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UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

March 22, 2017 - 8:02am
The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.
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Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

March 22, 2017 - 2:55am
Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.
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Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne

March 22, 2017 - 2:00am
The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.
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Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

March 22, 2017 - 1:44am
A report suggests a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction.
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'Dispersal machines'

March 21, 2017 - 9:25pm
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.
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Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

March 21, 2017 - 9:25pm
The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.
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Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

March 21, 2017 - 7:16pm
Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.
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Nasa 'smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

March 21, 2017 - 6:23pm
Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.
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President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

March 21, 2017 - 4:58pm
President jokes while signing space agency funding bill
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Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos

March 21, 2017 - 1:37pm
Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.
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Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

March 21, 2017 - 10:57am
A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.
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Rosetta saw cliffs collapse on comet

March 21, 2017 - 8:30am
The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.
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Crustal attraction

March 21, 2017 - 5:32am
Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.
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Spaceport protest delays rocket launch in French Guiana

March 21, 2017 - 4:49am
Striking workers block the roll-out of the booster at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
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