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Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo

July 12, 2016 - 7:03pm
The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter returns its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week.
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Flavour changing neutrinos give insight into Big Bang

July 12, 2016 - 9:46am
Neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts have shown a small difference that may explain why the universe did not destroy itself during the Big Bang, scientists have reported at major conference.
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Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

July 12, 2016 - 9:01am
People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.
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Drought triggers 'austerity' root system in grass crops

July 12, 2016 - 5:35am
Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study reveals.
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Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

July 12, 2016 - 3:28am
How non-human archaeology revealed ancient evidence of monkey tool-use.
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Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

July 11, 2016 - 6:09pm
Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.
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Monkey archaeology: Ancient evidence of tool use found

July 11, 2016 - 10:54am
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools for at least 700 years, according to scientists.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

July 11, 2016 - 3:11am
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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Unfounded fear?

July 10, 2016 - 5:17pm
Radiation levels in the Pacific are almost back to their pre-Fukushima levels (except around Fukishima itself), and are expected to have fully recovered by 2020.
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Researchers make 'first discovery' of Philistine cemetery

July 10, 2016 - 10:09am
Archaeologists in Israel say they hope the discovery of a Philistine cemetery will shed new light on the mysterious migrant people.
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Dig to uncover rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial

July 9, 2016 - 11:50am
An archaeological dig is under way on what experts say is a very rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial mound in Lancashire.
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New arrivals reach International Space Station

July 9, 2016 - 9:05am
Russian, American and Japanese astronauts enter the International Space Station.
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Should homeopathy be used on animals?

July 8, 2016 - 7:20am
The Victoria Derbyshire programme discusses the controversial use of homeopathy by vets as more than 2,300 people sign a petition calling for the treatment to be banned.
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Artificial stingray is 'living robot'

July 8, 2016 - 6:39am
Scientists have designed a robotic stingray powered by light-activated muscle cells.
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Mutant mice become 'super sniffers'

July 8, 2016 - 5:52am
Scientists have mutated mice to turn them into "super sniffers", in research aiming to create a new generation of tracker animals.
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Vets: Ban the use of homeopathy in animals

July 7, 2016 - 11:51pm
About 1,000 of the UK's vets sign a petition calling for a ban on homeopathy being prescribed to animals.
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No more fish in the sea

July 7, 2016 - 5:34pm
Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn't have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford reports.
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The final image sent by doomed Japanese Hitomi satellite

July 7, 2016 - 7:32am
A doomed Japanese satellite managed to capture a spectacular view of a cluster of galaxies 250 million light years away just before it died, scientists reveal.
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Giant panda cub tries to find his feet

July 7, 2016 - 5:37am
A month-old male giant panda cub in Belgium's Pairi Daiza wildlife park is growing fast and gaining weight - but still not quite standing up.
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Cautious green light for fracking

July 7, 2016 - 2:32am
The government’s climate change advisors have given a cautious green light to fracking in the UK.
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