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VIDEO: 'The passion gives you energy to fly'

March 19, 2015 - 7:18am
Bertrand Piccard, one of the pilots taking it in turns to fly Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane, around the world talks to the BBC from the plane.
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VIDEO: Solar eclipse: 90 second explainer

March 19, 2015 - 4:58am
BBC News explains Friday's rare celestial event and how you can observe it safely - in 90 seconds.
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VIDEO: Do orangutans lie about their size?

March 19, 2015 - 4:36am
Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.
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Astronaut Peake tells of ISS mission

March 19, 2015 - 4:09am
British astronaut Tim Peake tells School Reporters how beneficial work in space can be for those back on Earth.
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Do orangutans lie about their size?

March 19, 2015 - 3:12am
Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.
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Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

March 19, 2015 - 2:03am
The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.
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Wet wipe litter on beaches 'up 50%'

March 18, 2015 - 8:28pm
The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.
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Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Is this the most daring space mission yet?
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'Northern lights' observed on Mars

March 18, 2015 - 3:16pm
A Nasa spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet detects a mysterious aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.
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Tidal lagoon 'negotiations open'

March 18, 2015 - 1:11pm
Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.
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DNA study: Celts not a single group

March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.
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VIDEO: Unusual Northern Lights head south

March 18, 2015 - 11:03am
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Britain, and across the globe.
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Ramakrishnan to lead Royal Society

March 18, 2015 - 9:56am
Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.
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Solar aeroplane crosses India

March 18, 2015 - 9:22am
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world, completes the first leg in a two-hop flight from India to Myanmar.
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Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

March 18, 2015 - 8:02am
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
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Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

March 18, 2015 - 7:50am
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
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Chernobyl: Containing the world's worst nuclear accident

March 18, 2015 - 4:21am
Building the dome to encapsulate Chernobyl
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VIDEO: Mexico introduces circus animals ban

March 18, 2015 - 1:36am
The Mexican authorities have introduced a new law banning certain animals - among them tigers, elephants and zebras - from performing in circuses.
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Tiger-tagging app to boost tracking

March 18, 2015 - 1:13am
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.
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VIDEO: Solar plane flies over India

March 17, 2015 - 10:33pm
A solar plane started the third leg of its round-the-world journey on Wednesday as it took off from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.
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