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VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UK

January 25, 2015 - 6:28pm
BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.
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Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

January 25, 2015 - 5:28am
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

January 25, 2015 - 2:30am
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
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VIDEO: The big changes in British birdlife

January 24, 2015 - 5:21am
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch gets under way with thousands of people expected to record bird sightings in their gardens.
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VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free

January 23, 2015 - 8:46pm
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.
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Rat-eradication mission sets sail

January 23, 2015 - 6:41pm
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for its seabirds
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VIDEO: Rat eradication ship sets sail

January 23, 2015 - 6:27pm
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.
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Winston Churchill's passion for science

January 23, 2015 - 11:06am
Charting Winston Churchill's passion for research
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VIDEO: Jellyfish swimming secrets revealed

January 23, 2015 - 4:42am
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.
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Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

January 23, 2015 - 3:01am
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.
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Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

January 23, 2015 - 2:39am
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.
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Scientists slow the speed of light

January 22, 2015 - 7:28pm
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
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Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'

January 22, 2015 - 1:13pm
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.
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Poor outlook for Borneo's mammals

January 22, 2015 - 11:20am
The threats to unique mammals of Borneo
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VIDEO: Manhole explosion just misses child

January 22, 2015 - 10:12am
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.
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New record for SA rhino poaching

January 22, 2015 - 7:06am
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.
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VIDEO: Moment elephant calf rescued from pit

January 22, 2015 - 4:36am
Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.
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Satellite system targets 'dark fish'

January 22, 2015 - 3:59am
A UK-developed smart application that incorporates satellite and other data is tracking illegal fishing on the high seas.
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Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space

January 21, 2015 - 1:58pm
Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.
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VIDEO: Northern White rhinos facing extinction

January 21, 2015 - 1:13pm
Northern White rhinos are on the edge of extinction with just five of them left in the world, but conservation experts are trying to find ways to save them.
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