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Festival lights viewed from space

December 17, 2014 - 1:40pm
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.
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Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

December 17, 2014 - 12:06pm
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.
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Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

December 17, 2014 - 6:25am
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
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Ministers unveil science strategy

December 17, 2014 - 5:59am
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.
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Quantum thinking: Cats to computers

December 17, 2014 - 5:09am
An interactive journey through quantum theory
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California's water woes quantified

December 16, 2014 - 10:13pm
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
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Yeti polar bear theory challenged

December 16, 2014 - 7:23pm
A theory that the Himalayas' mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal is being challenged.
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Squirrels are 'climate culprit'

December 16, 2014 - 7:22pm
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
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Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

December 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
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VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel

December 16, 2014 - 12:11pm
An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.
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The largest vessel the world has ever seen

December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Enormous ship will collect and liquefy gas at sea
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Experts race to save white rhino

December 16, 2014 - 11:12am
An international team of experts is engaged in a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
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Cosmic bangs 'common on Earth'

December 16, 2014 - 8:48am
Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.
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VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies

December 16, 2014 - 7:09am
One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.
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Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

December 15, 2014 - 6:10pm
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
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Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore

December 15, 2014 - 12:59pm
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
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Denmark lays claim to North Pole

December 15, 2014 - 11:50am
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
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Rare northern white rhino dies in US

December 15, 2014 - 9:28am
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
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Booming bitterns show big bird boost

December 15, 2014 - 4:20am
Somerset is home to England's largest bittern population, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says.
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Arctic sea ice volume holds up

December 14, 2014 - 9:05pm
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.
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