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Scientists record breach in magnetic field

February 2, 2017 - 1:54pm
Scientists in India have recorded the events that unfolded after the Earth's magnetic shield was breached.
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Car ban fails to curb air pollution in Mexico City

February 2, 2017 - 10:24am
Banning cars on Saturdays in a heavily polluted city hasn't made the air any cleaner, according to new research.
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UK completes Antarctic Halley base relocation

February 2, 2017 - 8:38am
The British Antarctic Survey shifts its futuristic Halley base to keep it away from a watery grave.
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Galactic X-rays could point to dark matter proof

February 2, 2017 - 8:01am
A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter.
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February 1, 2017 - 6:06pm
The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.
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New UK science body appoints chief

February 1, 2017 - 2:26pm
Prof Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to head Britain's newly created science funding organisation.
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Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up

February 1, 2017 - 2:13pm
Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer.
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Drilling into heart of Iceland volcano complete

February 1, 2017 - 1:23pm
Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into a volcano than ever before, reaching a depth of 4,659m.
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How birds of a feather evolved together

February 1, 2017 - 12:01pm
Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.
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Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'

February 1, 2017 - 10:57am
Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.
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Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

February 1, 2017 - 10:01am
Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
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£1m Queen Elizabeth Prize: Digital camera tech lauded

February 1, 2017 - 7:27am
The inventors of digital camera technology win the highest international prize for engineering.
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New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead

February 1, 2017 - 4:49am
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.
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Rare 'lava firehose' from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

February 1, 2017 - 2:55am
Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.
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Australian scientists use soybean oil to create graphene

January 31, 2017 - 8:30pm
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.
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Australia sharks: Campaigners call for end to nets

January 31, 2017 - 8:28pm
Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.
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'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

January 31, 2017 - 7:05pm
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
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Meet the ex-policeman who saves seahorses

January 31, 2017 - 11:14am
Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.
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'Startling' dinosaur protein discovery

January 31, 2017 - 10:00am
Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.
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Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

January 31, 2017 - 12:00am
The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, doctors say.
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