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Life on Ebola front line

August 20, 2014 - 7:29am
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
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VIDEO: Aerials show flooded Arizona desert

August 20, 2014 - 2:59am
Aerial pictures show flooding across the desert region of Phoenix, Arizona, following torrential storms.
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Can eating meat be eco-friendly?

August 19, 2014 - 8:51pm
Which is the best eco option - eating beef, chicken or mussels?
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Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

August 19, 2014 - 5:32pm
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
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VIDEO: Could this man help save the world?

August 19, 2014 - 5:01pm
UK man keeps eye on dangerous asteroids
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VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes

August 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
The man who can create traffic jams and other cyber-warriors
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VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

August 19, 2014 - 8:26am
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
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Drugs-bust primate given UK asylum

August 19, 2014 - 6:12am
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.
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Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

August 19, 2014 - 5:20am
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.
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Pentagon researches hi-tech tank

August 19, 2014 - 4:31am
The research arm of the US military is looking into designs for new, hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed.
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Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

August 18, 2014 - 8:44pm
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
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Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

August 18, 2014 - 4:23pm
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
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VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

August 18, 2014 - 3:01pm
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.
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Rare birds attempt to nest in UK

August 18, 2014 - 2:44pm
Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.
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Iceland raises volcano alert level

August 18, 2014 - 1:06pm
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.
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Elephant deaths reach tipping point

August 18, 2014 - 1:01pm
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
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Vanishing canyon has 50 years left

August 18, 2014 - 5:20am
A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.
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AUDIO: Jupiter and Venus light up morning sky

August 18, 2014 - 4:38am
The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.
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How safe is eating meat?

August 17, 2014 - 5:28pm
Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test
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River turtle mothers 'talk' to young

August 17, 2014 - 5:02pm
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
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