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Second lowest minimum for Arctic ice

September 15, 2016 - 11:21am
Arctic ice cover in 2016 reached the second lowest minimum on record, tied with 2007.
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Dinosaur's camouflage pattern revealed

September 15, 2016 - 10:40am
Scientists have recreated the colour patterns of a dinosaur, revealing a camouflage used by animals today.
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MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

September 15, 2016 - 10:15am
A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm.
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Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs wash up dead on beaches

September 15, 2016 - 9:22am
Nearly 500 horseshoe crabs wash up dead on Japan's southern beaches, near Kitakyushu City, mystifying experts.
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China launches second trial space station

September 15, 2016 - 8:48am
China launches a second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by around 2022.
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Clear path to Ariane 6 rocket introduction

September 15, 2016 - 7:25am
The company set up to manufacture Europe's next-generation rocket - the Ariane 6 - says it is open to orders.
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Concern over falling kea numbers in New Zealand

September 15, 2016 - 6:10am
Conservationists seek public help to protect the famously inquisitive birds.
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Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

September 15, 2016 - 4:35am
Tesla has been criticised by a former business partner for "pushing the envelope" on car safety with its Autopilot technology.
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Western Isles rock offers potential clue to life on Mars

September 15, 2016 - 4:08am
Analysis of rocks in the Western Isles has provided "a tantalising clue" that Mars may contain habitats which can potentially support life.
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The tortoise that has saved his species from extinction

September 14, 2016 - 11:42pm
Diego the tortoise, 100, has fathered around 800 offspring on his native Galapagos Archipelago.
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Prostate cancer treatment 'not always needed'

September 14, 2016 - 7:14pm
Just keeping an eye on small prostate cancers results in the same 10-year survival rate as treating them, a major study suggests.
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Clever crow naturally uses tools

September 14, 2016 - 11:30am
A crow that survives only in captivity has been found to adapt and use tools to find food, according to scientists.
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Tool-using crow: Rare bird joins clever animal elite

September 14, 2016 - 11:00am
A crow that survives only in captivity has been found to adapt and use tools to find food, according to scientists.
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Star's dust cloud gives birth to giant planet

September 14, 2016 - 10:50am
Astronomers have discovered signs of a baby planet developing around another star.
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A new map of the Milky Way

September 14, 2016 - 10:05am
The European Space Agency has released details of the position and brightness of more than a billion stars.
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Wildlife decline has slowed, not stopped

September 14, 2016 - 9:22am
The health of the countryside varies depending on how it is measured.
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Science snaps

September 14, 2016 - 5:53am
Fifteen stunning images from the Royal Photographic Society's International Images for Science competition
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Global open data call to deliver world food security

September 14, 2016 - 5:45am
The opening of data sources in agricultural research is needed to deliver the global goal of delivering zero hunger by 2030, say campaigners.
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Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars

September 14, 2016 - 3:30am
Europe's Gaia space telescope releases its first batch of data as it builds the most precise map ever made of the night sky.
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Japan's Sakurajima volcano due for major eruption within 30 years, say scientists

September 13, 2016 - 10:57pm
One of Japan's most active volcanoes, Sakurajima, is due for a major eruption within the next 30 years, according to researchers examining new data.
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