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Tim Peake: 'Brexit will affect science'

July 15, 2016 - 12:13am
British astronaut Tim Peake says that he is concerned about the future of scientific research in Britain, following the vote to leave the European Union.
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Government axes climate department

July 14, 2016 - 9:54am
The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up.
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Europe backs lunar drilling technology

July 14, 2016 - 7:03am
The European Space Agency has signed a contract to build a prototype drill and chemistry lab that will be flown on a Russian mission to the Moon in 2021.
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Predatory dinosaur had tiny arms like Tyrannosaurus rex

July 14, 2016 - 5:26am
A new meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina that possessed stubby arms like Tyrannosaurus rex.
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'Britain's Pompeii' was 'Bronze Age new build' site

July 13, 2016 - 8:15pm
A Bronze Age village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" which yielded an "extraordinary window" on the period burnt down after just months, it emerges.
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'Three centuries' to catalogue all Amazon tree species

July 13, 2016 - 3:26pm
So many tree species are present in the Amazon basin that it would take 300 years to catalogue them all, scientists say.
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Microscope observes life of the ocean floor

July 13, 2016 - 7:31am
Marine scientists from Israel and California have developed a microscope that for the first time provides a window into the small scale behaviour of marine life.
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Rescued koala's rare condition

July 13, 2016 - 6:55am
This koala has heterochromia, so its rescuers called it Bowie; David Bowie actually had anisocoria, unequal pupil sizes.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

July 13, 2016 - 1:08am
The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse finishes its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo, after a 48-hour flight from Seville.
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Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo

July 12, 2016 - 7:03pm
The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter returns its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week.
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Flavour changing neutrinos give insight into Big Bang

July 12, 2016 - 9:46am
Neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts have shown a small difference that may explain why the universe did not destroy itself during the Big Bang, scientists have reported at major conference.
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Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

July 12, 2016 - 9:01am
People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.
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Drought triggers 'austerity' root system in grass crops

July 12, 2016 - 5:35am
Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study reveals.
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Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

July 12, 2016 - 3:28am
How non-human archaeology revealed ancient evidence of monkey tool-use.
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Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

July 11, 2016 - 6:09pm
Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.
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Monkey archaeology: Ancient evidence of tool use found

July 11, 2016 - 10:54am
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools for at least 700 years, according to scientists.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

July 11, 2016 - 3:11am
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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Unfounded fear?

July 10, 2016 - 5:17pm
Radiation levels in the Pacific are almost back to their pre-Fukushima levels (except around Fukishima itself), and are expected to have fully recovered by 2020.
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Researchers make 'first discovery' of Philistine cemetery

July 10, 2016 - 10:09am
Archaeologists in Israel say they hope the discovery of a Philistine cemetery will shed new light on the mysterious migrant people.
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Dig to uncover rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial

July 9, 2016 - 11:50am
An archaeological dig is under way on what experts say is a very rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial mound in Lancashire.
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