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China's carbon crunch

June 28, 2015 - 5:55pm
Charting China's climate change ambitions
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SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

June 28, 2015 - 10:05am
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket breaks apart in flames after lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Florida - its first failure in 19 launches.
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VIDEO: World's smelliest plant blooms in Edinburgh

June 28, 2015 - 3:41am
One of the world's largest and smelliest flowers has blossomed for the first time in Scotland.
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Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

June 27, 2015 - 5:27pm
Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?
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In search of stag beetles

June 26, 2015 - 9:10pm
On a family hunt for the now rarely-seen stag beetle
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Call for more protection for seagrass

June 26, 2015 - 7:32pm
Seagrasses - the underwater plants that act as nursery grounds for young fish - need more protection, according to Welsh scientists.
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The making of a metrosexual gorilla

June 26, 2015 - 3:13pm
The good-looking gorilla that captivated women in Japan and beyond
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UCL: 'Hunt will not be reinstated'

June 26, 2015 - 11:22am
The president of University College London says that Prof Sir Tim Hunt will not be reinstated after his controversial comments about women.
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Scientists try to understand heatwave

June 26, 2015 - 7:55am
Scientists in India and Pakistan say higher temperatures were just one factor in the recent heatwaves and other causes such as air pressure, humidity and sea breezes played a role.
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VIDEO: Sir David tells Obama how to save planet

June 25, 2015 - 3:46pm
The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of President Obama.
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UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests'

June 25, 2015 - 7:00am
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.
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VIDEO: Lemurs 'could vanish from wild'

June 25, 2015 - 5:37am
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.
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Sat firm eyes huge rocket campaign

June 25, 2015 - 5:22am
The OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.
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Madagascar's lemurs cling to survival

June 25, 2015 - 5:08am
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.
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Face of bizarre sea creature revealed

June 24, 2015 - 7:05pm
One of nature's most bizarre animals - Hallucigenia - is finally revealed in its entirety after specimens in Canada reveal its missing face.
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'Hoff crab' gets formal scientific name

June 24, 2015 - 5:12pm
A hairy Antarctic crab that was dubbed "The Hoff" when it was first found in Antarctic waters gets a formal scientific description and name.
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VIDEO: Taking giraffes for a scientific walk

June 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
How zoo giraffes are helping veterinary scientists to find out if very long, spindly legs are a help or a hindrance for walking.
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Climate change: Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

June 24, 2015 - 11:19am
Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?
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Drastic action to save endangered tortoise

June 24, 2015 - 10:02am
In a desperate bid to save one of the world's most endangered animals, conservationists are taking the controversial step of defacing the last survivors.
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VIDEO: Hands on nature at Oxford museum

June 24, 2015 - 9:36am
Oxford University Museum of Natural History has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year.
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