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Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

December 24, 2016 - 3:37pm
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa says.
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When will our electricity come from the sea?

December 24, 2016 - 3:18am
Could wave energy ever power the world?
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UK designer launches 30-year Christmas jumper

December 23, 2016 - 11:07pm
A UK designer launches the "30-year Christmas sweatshirt" to question the ethics of the "fast fashion" industry.
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Arctic heatwave could break records

December 23, 2016 - 7:45pm
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve.
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UK car shapes up for solar challenge

December 23, 2016 - 8:18am
A British team is in the final stages of designing its car for next year's World Solar Challenge in the Australian desert.
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Some young dinosaurs shed teeth, say experts

December 22, 2016 - 9:47pm
Some dinosaurs shed their teeth as they grew up, according to fossil evidence.
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Trillions of high-flying migratory insects cross over UK

December 22, 2016 - 1:46pm
For the first time scientists have been able to track the high-flying insects that migrate across the skies of Southern England every year.
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Baby orangutans rescued from Thai taxi

December 22, 2016 - 12:54pm
Two baby orangutans have been rescued from the back of a taxi in Thailand.
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Madagascar’s wide-eyed wanderers

December 21, 2016 - 6:42pm
Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary.
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Amazing science

December 21, 2016 - 4:28pm
From the first direct evidence for black holes, to a rocky planet circling a neighbouring star, 2016 was packed with amazing science stories.
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Japan cancels failed $9bn Monju nuclear reactor

December 21, 2016 - 5:09am
Japan scraps a 22-year-old experimental nuclear reactor that has cost $9bn but barely ever worked.
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Baby gorilla moves in with new mother at Bristol Zoo

December 21, 2016 - 4:14am
A hand-reared baby gorilla which was born 10 months ago has moved in with a surrogate mother.
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Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean

December 21, 2016 - 12:35am
Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore drilling in the "vast majority" of northern US waters.
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Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings

December 20, 2016 - 10:40am
Direct recordings have revealed what happens in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy environment, scientists say.
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Brexit uncertainty 'corrosive' for science

December 20, 2016 - 4:58am
Uncertainty over the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU is having a "corrosive" effect on science.
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Prostate cancer laser treatment 'truly transformative'

December 20, 2016 - 2:59am
Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".
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Laser helps unlock antimatter secrets

December 19, 2016 - 1:16pm
Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter.
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'Casper octopod under threat from deep sea mining'

December 19, 2016 - 1:14pm
A deep sea octopod, dubbed Casper after the film ghost, may be at risk from mining, scientists say.
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Iron 'jet stream' detected in Earth's outer core

December 19, 2016 - 11:56am
Scientists say Earth's outer core contains a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.
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Prehistoric porridge? First pots for plant cooking found

December 19, 2016 - 10:49am
Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.
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