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Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

September 22, 2014 - 7:21pm
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.
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How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

September 22, 2014 - 6:14pm
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest
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VIDEO: Giant Galapagos tortoise preserved

September 22, 2014 - 6:07pm
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and taxidermy experts have preserved Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.
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Scientists debate sea-ice trends

September 22, 2014 - 2:14pm
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.
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The 'green blob' loves Mr Ban - but for how long?

September 22, 2014 - 8:12am
Ban Ki-moon wins hearts on the street, but will charm work on leaders?
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AUDIO: When Temple of Mithras was unearthed

September 22, 2014 - 5:54am
A project is under way calling for people with memories of the excavation if the Temple of Mithras to come forward to tell their stories and share their pictures of the event.
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AUDIO: Could 'marshmallow test' teach you?

September 22, 2014 - 5:34am
The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.
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VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

September 22, 2014 - 2:36am
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
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Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

September 22, 2014 - 2:04am
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
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Tomb mystery captivates Greece

September 22, 2014 - 2:01am
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
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VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan

September 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking
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Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit

September 21, 2014 - 8:32pm
US satellite arrives in orbit around the Red Planet
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VIDEO: Global climate marches demand action

September 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
Worldwide demonstrations ahead of a UN meeting in New York on how to reduce global carbon emissions attract hundreds of thousands of people, organisers say.
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Ants v humans

September 21, 2014 - 5:04pm
Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?
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Global protests over climate change

September 21, 2014 - 4:42pm
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
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Molten metal batteries for the grid

September 21, 2014 - 11:50am
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.
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China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2

September 21, 2014 - 11:42am
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.
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VIDEO: SpaceX lifts off for ISS with supplies

September 21, 2014 - 1:28am
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.
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UN chief on streets for climate deal

September 20, 2014 - 7:38pm
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.
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From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

September 20, 2014 - 5:19pm
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor
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