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VIDEO: Inside the 'UK's greenest homes'

September 26, 2014 - 5:13am
How builders and architects in Chichester are embracing new technology to make houses greener and more attractive to buyers.
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Complex molecule discovered in space

September 26, 2014 - 3:56am
The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.
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First Russian woman in ISS mission

September 25, 2014 - 9:30pm
Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Obama expands Pacific marine reserve

September 25, 2014 - 7:20pm
US President Barack Obama expands a marine reserve in the Pacific, creating the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.
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It's outer space, but with filling stations

September 25, 2014 - 5:27pm
How space rocks could become private cosmic filling stations
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Mars rover bites mountain's base

September 25, 2014 - 12:36pm
Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars drills its first full hole since May - into a mudstone at the base of Mount Sharp in Gale Crater.
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VIDEO: Flea beetles surge as bees protected

September 25, 2014 - 11:39am
Farmers warn oil seed rape crops are being destroyed because of a ban on a pesticide brought in to protect bees.
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AUDIO: Reward offered for missing 'rare birds'

September 25, 2014 - 5:40am
A search is underway for two hen harriers which have gone missing, prompting the RSPB to offer a £1,000 reward for help in their safe recovery
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African fish nourish Amazon

September 25, 2014 - 4:34am
The Amazon rainforest is being fertilised by the remains of ancient fish blown in by great duststorms from Africa.
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VIDEO: A tour of Dubai's eco-friendly mosque

September 25, 2014 - 2:19am
Dubai has constructed the first environment friendly mosque in a region which is among the worst polluters in the world
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Indian Mars probe sends first images

September 25, 2014 - 1:13am
India's space agency releases its first pictures of Mars as its satellite begins work a day after entering orbit around the Red Planet.
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VIDEO: Breaking India's pesticide dependence

September 25, 2014 - 12:30am
New recommendations on dealing with the residues of pesticides in food are expected to be made by the UN's food and health agencies.
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VIDEO: Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

September 24, 2014 - 9:34pm
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacterium that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
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Weather report: Forecasts improving

September 24, 2014 - 5:01pm
Are weather forecasts really becoming more accurate?
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Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

September 24, 2014 - 3:38pm
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
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Water seen on Neptune-sized planet

September 24, 2014 - 1:21pm
A cloud-free atmosphere reveals signs of water vapour on HAT-P-11b, the smallest planet beyond our Solar System ever to yield such an insight.
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Threatened birds of prey 'vanish'

September 24, 2014 - 12:11pm
Two of the rarest birds of prey in England, which had been satellite tagged, vanish in unexplained circumstances.
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India Mars mission arrives in orbit

September 24, 2014 - 7:53am
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.
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Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

September 24, 2014 - 7:44am
How did India get to Mars so cheaply?
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Novel antibiotic class created

September 24, 2014 - 7:39am
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.
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