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Is it the end for the conker?

October 17, 2016 - 5:09pm
Horse chestnut trees are being attacked by a combination of pests and diseases which could cause the conker to vanish
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Arctic crossing planned for ‘Boaty’ sub

October 17, 2016 - 3:15pm
The UK’s favourite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, will likely take on the grand challenge of trying to cross the entire Arctic Ocean under the ice.
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Family of rare white squirrels living in Edinburgh

October 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
A family of rare white squirrels are living in a suburb of Edinburgh.
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Humpback whale caught in shark nets

October 17, 2016 - 11:45am
A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.
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Work begins on £200m Attenborough polar ship

October 17, 2016 - 10:28am
The construction of the UK's £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough has formally begun at the Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead.
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Ceremony marks start of Attenborough polar ship construction

October 17, 2016 - 4:54am
Construction of the UK's new £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, formally begins at the Cammell Laird yard on Merseyside.
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China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

October 17, 2016 - 4:12am
China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.
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European Schiaparelli probe on target for Mars landing

October 16, 2016 - 9:19am
Europe’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is ejected by its “mothership” and is now on a direct course to try to land on Mars on Wednesday.
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Poland's Enigma mathematicians honoured

October 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Polish mathematicians who laid the groundwork for cracking the WW2 Nazi Enigma code, are being honoured at the country's embassy in London.
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Climate change: 'Monumental' deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

October 15, 2016 - 5:41am
Countries meeting in Rwanda have agreed a "monumental" deal to phase out gases used in fridges that are worsening global warming.
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John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium-ion battery

October 15, 2016 - 5:13am
Professor John Goodenough, whose work led to the lithium-ion battery, on the Samsung problems.
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Energy subsidies should focus on storage and cutting demand, MPs say

October 15, 2016 - 4:41am
Subsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on innovative schemes for energy storage and cutting demand rather than "dirty diesel", MPs urge.
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Twin giant panda cubs enjoy first birthday at Toronto Zoo

October 14, 2016 - 12:27pm
Video of twin giant panda cubs celebrating their first birthday is released by a zoo.
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Cave art: Etchings hailed as 'Iberia's most spectacular'

October 14, 2016 - 7:14am
Unusual cave art as much as 14,500 years old is found in northern Spain - and pronounced the "most spectacular" in the Iberian peninsula.
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Funding boost for UK citizen science project

October 14, 2016 - 3:24am
A UK-wide citizen science project that has attracted almost one million participants is awarded a further £1.2m of lottery funding.
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Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Australia

October 14, 2016 - 1:18am
"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia's "Dinosaur Trail".
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Comet impact 'linked' to rise of mammals

October 13, 2016 - 7:07pm
A comet impact 55 million years ago may have helped mammals dominate the Earth.
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Key figures

October 13, 2016 - 6:38pm
Tom Feilden explains why maths and computing may now hold the key to a career in medicine and biology
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Station state

October 13, 2016 - 1:14pm
A group of Vienna-based scientists is working on plans to create a pacifist nation state, called Asgardia, in space.
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Bird tracking could provide flu early warning system

October 13, 2016 - 12:15pm
Monitoring wild birds on their long migrations may provide early warning of bird flu outbreaks, say scientists.
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