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'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

February 28, 2015 - 4:54am
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
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Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

February 27, 2015 - 3:52am
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
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Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

February 26, 2015 - 9:23pm
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
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Lords call for UK Arctic ambassador

February 26, 2015 - 9:15pm
The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.
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Nuclear power: The future or the past?

February 26, 2015 - 6:04pm
Has nuclear power really had its day?
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Giant caiman packed fierce bite

February 26, 2015 - 10:24am
A team of Brazilian scientists says they have calculated that the bite of a giant prehistoric caiman was twice has strong as that of a T-Rex.
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Killer frog disease hits Madagascar

February 26, 2015 - 8:21am
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
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'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken

February 26, 2015 - 7:49am
Concerns are growing about antibiotic resistance of bacteria carried by poultry, according to a new report.
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Solar loses out in renewables auction

February 26, 2015 - 5:24am
The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.
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MPs call for reform of GM crop rules

February 26, 2015 - 5:15am
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.
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VIDEO: Bionic eye will 'restore sight'

February 26, 2015 - 4:35am
Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.
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VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home

February 26, 2015 - 2:48am
The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food
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The man who invented the dinosaur

February 25, 2015 - 6:10pm
Remembering the man who invented the dinosaur
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Machine learns to play video games

February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.
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In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale

February 25, 2015 - 11:37am
A collection of vintage Nasa photos is set for auction
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Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl

February 25, 2015 - 11:36am
Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.
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Russia extends space station role

February 25, 2015 - 9:43am
Russia commits itself to operations on the International Space Station until 2024, matching the intentions of the Americans.
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Isle of Man declared 'bee pest-free'

February 25, 2015 - 8:47am
The European Union officially declares Isle of Man bees to be free of the deadly Varroa pest which has wiped out billions around the world.
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Is the world ready for GM animals?

February 25, 2015 - 8:29am
Is the world ready for modified mosquitoes?
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Europe's 'Landsat' ready for launch

February 25, 2015 - 3:32am
The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.
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