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Baby wallaby dies in keeper's arms

April 23, 2015 - 5:06am
An orphaned baby wallaby on the Isle of Man dies in her keeper's arms after a week of round-the-clock care.
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VIDEO: How Hubble opened up the Universe

April 23, 2015 - 4:33am
As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the Universe.
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Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides

April 23, 2015 - 3:08am
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.
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In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

April 23, 2015 - 3:07am
Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people
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Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates

April 22, 2015 - 12:06pm
Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.
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In pictures: Earth's beauty

April 22, 2015 - 6:57am
Earth's beauty as seen from space
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Study queries non-hazardous plastic

April 22, 2015 - 4:12am
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.
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Super-rat history extracted from DNA

April 22, 2015 - 3:58am
Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.
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Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

April 21, 2015 - 7:20pm
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
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In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

April 21, 2015 - 6:06pm
'They're tastier than fish'
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VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

April 21, 2015 - 4:40pm
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
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Solar plane arrives in Nanjing

April 21, 2015 - 9:32am
The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, arrives in Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.
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'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

April 21, 2015 - 9:09am
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.
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New mass extinction event identified

April 21, 2015 - 8:45am
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.
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Ceres' bright spots back in view

April 21, 2015 - 4:13am
The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are back in view.
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Champagne from 1840 shipwreck tested

April 21, 2015 - 1:45am
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
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VIDEO: Sumatran rhino in need of a mate

April 20, 2015 - 5:01pm
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.
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Rosetta's comet throws out big jet

April 20, 2015 - 7:18am
Europe's Rosetta probe catches its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust.
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VIDEO: New glass frog has translucent skin

April 20, 2015 - 12:41am
A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.
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Diver wins environmental award

April 19, 2015 - 10:46pm
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.
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