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AUDIO: Scientists hail dinosaur discovery

August 6, 2014 - 4:22am
Scientists from the University of Zurich and the Natural History Museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.
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Rosetta goes into orbit around comet

August 6, 2014 - 3:00am
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.
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Fish still on decline in Irish Sea

August 6, 2014 - 1:56am
Restrictions on cod and salmon fishing aimed to rejuvenate falling stocks in the Irish Sea and inland waterways do not appear to have halted the decline.
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Rosetta probe set to meet comet

August 6, 2014 - 12:38am
Europe's long travelling satellite is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system.
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Can we overcome our dread of comets?

August 5, 2014 - 6:41pm
Will Rosetta finally end our fear of comets?
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AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

August 5, 2014 - 2:08pm
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
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Stem cell scientist found dead

August 5, 2014 - 12:58pm
A Japanese scientist involved in a scandal over discredited stem cell research has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
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Comets up close

August 5, 2014 - 11:08am
Five other space rocks we've seen from close range
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Wallaby reports spark police calls

August 5, 2014 - 6:36am
Police receive calls about a wallaby in Kingsclere, but the RSPCA says there is no cause for alarm.
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Horses' ears 'communication tool'

August 5, 2014 - 12:45am
Horses look to the ears to work out what another animal is thinking, according to a study.
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DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured

August 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.
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Euro forest disturbances increasing

August 4, 2014 - 5:57pm
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.
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Equation 'can predict happiness'

August 4, 2014 - 2:26pm
Scientists find an equation which predicts momentary happiness, when participants performed better than expected during a task.
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VIDEO: Scientists film UK undersea mountain

August 4, 2014 - 7:24am
Marine scientists have explored an underwater mountain off the west coast of Scotland for the first time.
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UK's deep sea mountain life filmed

August 3, 2014 - 7:36pm
Scientists send a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK's deep sea mountains for the first time.
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Gold-coloured bat is 'new species'

August 3, 2014 - 7:30pm
A golden bat from Bolivia is described as a new species by scientists.
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US tortoise held after brief chase

August 3, 2014 - 7:09pm
Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.
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The next silicon revolution?

August 1, 2014 - 5:01pm
Sand has a big future in computing and solar power
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Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars

August 1, 2014 - 5:55am
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.
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Technique turns bodies 'see-through'

July 31, 2014 - 5:13pm
New method could make entire bodies transparent
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