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VIDEO: Space station gets inflatable extension

April 16, 2016 - 2:52pm
An experimental inflatable module has been attached to the International Space Station remotely by a Nasa ground control team.
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VIDEO: Repaired Solar Impulse flies again

April 16, 2016 - 8:46am
The zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse is ready to resume its round-the-world challenge following repairs in Hawaii.
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E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

April 15, 2016 - 8:13pm
Scientists in Japan say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.
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The Soviet space secret found by pupils

April 15, 2016 - 6:21pm
The English school that unearthed a Soviet space secret
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UN picks wildlife poster winners

April 15, 2016 - 8:16am
Poster competition to raise awareness about wildlife conservation gains 300 entries from around the world with winners coming from the UK, China and Africa.
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Steel jobs 'can be saved by tech'

April 15, 2016 - 12:40am
The UK steel industry is doomed unless it embraces cutting-edge technology, a Cambridge professor warns.
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VIDEO: How do Monarch butterflies navigate?

April 14, 2016 - 10:11pm
Scientists in the United States say they have solved one of nature's great navigation mysteries, how Monarch butterflies migrate all the way from Canada to Mexico.
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Butterfly migration mystery solved

April 14, 2016 - 3:23pm
Scientists solve the navigation mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.
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Moose on the loose as Alaska warms

April 14, 2016 - 5:14am
Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of the frozen tundra.
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England's only golden eagle feared dead

April 14, 2016 - 3:39am
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, Lake District wildlife chiefs say.
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VIDEO: Schools plant seeds sent from space

April 14, 2016 - 2:05am
Schools in the UK are to receive seeds that British astronaut Tim Peake has sent back from the International Space Station.
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Bat-sound library tracks biodiversity

April 14, 2016 - 1:05am
Scientists have put together the biggest known library of bat sounds in an effort to identify and conserve rare species in Mexico.
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Space seeds on their way to schools

April 14, 2016 - 12:03am
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space with British astronaut Tim Peake.
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Bed bugs' thick skins beat insecticide

April 13, 2016 - 11:23am
Bed bugs might be developing thicker "skins" to help them survive exposure to common insecticides.
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Implant lets paralysed man 'play guitar'

April 13, 2016 - 11:00am
In a world first, a quadriplegic man can once again move his own fingers after a chip was implanted in his brain.
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Bloodhound Diary: Planning for the roughest of rides

April 13, 2016 - 5:06am
What's it going to be like to drive at 1,000mph?
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Runaway lion Sylvester given own pride

April 13, 2016 - 4:45am
A South African lion, who escaped a national park, will be rehoused with two females rather than put down - and encouraged to become an alpha male.
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Birds tracked on mammoth Sahara flight

April 13, 2016 - 4:27am
A tracking study shows that a small, nocturnal songbird crosses the Sahara in a single 40-60 hour flight during its spring and autumn migrations.
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Natural anti-flood scheme 'a success'

April 12, 2016 - 8:27pm
A natural flood management scheme saved the North Yorkshire town of Pickering from floods at Christmas, a report says.
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Sea-level rise factors unravelled

April 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Global sea-level rise since the 1970s has been predominantly driven by greenhouse gas emissions and not natural climate variability, a study suggests.
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