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Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

May 26, 2015 - 4:43pm
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
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How Arctic ozone hole was avoided

May 26, 2015 - 9:58am
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.
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Volcano erupts on Galapagos island

May 26, 2015 - 4:14am
A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.
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Should animals be given human rights?

May 26, 2015 - 3:44am
Should animals be given human rights?
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Coastal farm sold to National Trust

May 25, 2015 - 11:38pm
Parts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.
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VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?

May 25, 2015 - 11:32pm
The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.
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'Loud wakeup call' over rare dolphin

May 25, 2015 - 8:52pm
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
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The falcon hospital of Qatar

May 25, 2015 - 6:14pm
The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds in Qatar
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Will truckers lose out to software?

May 25, 2015 - 5:03pm
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?
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VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Weather risk too big'

May 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.
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IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

May 25, 2015 - 9:18am
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.
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Trust backs beaver reintroduction

May 25, 2015 - 5:39am
Beavers should be resident in Scotland says the National Trust as it announces its support for reintroduction projects.
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Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth'

May 25, 2015 - 2:44am
Solar plane needs weather on its side for week-long Pacific flight
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VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

May 24, 2015 - 9:40pm
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.
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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

May 24, 2015 - 3:48pm
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
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The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

May 23, 2015 - 8:43pm
How to clean a room before building a Mars rover
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Can California learn to live with drought?

May 23, 2015 - 5:49pm
Can California learn to live with drought?
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Saving coffee from extinction

May 23, 2015 - 5:17pm
Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction
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Spiders strum on leaves for love

May 22, 2015 - 8:07pm
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
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The element that made the 20th Century shine

May 22, 2015 - 5:53pm
The element that made the modern era gleam
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