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ULA unveils Vulcan rocket concept

April 13, 2015 - 5:43pm
ULA, the company that conducts most of America's rocket launches, releases details of its next generation vehicle, which it is calling the Vulcan.
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VIDEO: Robot films scene in Fukushima reactor

April 13, 2015 - 4:39pm
A small robot which filmed the first images inside the reactor of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, stopped working just three hours into its mission.
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Dark matter map yields first results

April 13, 2015 - 1:13pm
A huge effort to make a map of dark matter, the invisible stuff holding galaxies in place across the cosmos, releases its first batch of results.
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Evidence of liquid water on Mars

April 13, 2015 - 11:32am
Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.
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VIDEO: Japan's green pledge falls short

April 13, 2015 - 9:59am
Japan is offering to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 - falling short of its earlier Kyoto Agreement pledge.
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Warmer seas 'may change fish menus'

April 13, 2015 - 9:02am
Warming seas will push traditional fish and chips off the British menu, a study suggests.
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Dwarf Ceres captured in colour

April 13, 2015 - 8:11am
The US space agency's Dawn mission to Ceres has released its first colour map of the dwarf planet.
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UK university leaders lobby Brussels

April 13, 2015 - 3:59am
More than 50 UK university leaders will travel to Brussels on Monday to lobby European policymakers against possible cuts to research funding.
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Hunters win Malta bird referendum

April 12, 2015 - 8:40am
Malta in a referendum narrowly rejects proposals to ban controversial spring hunting, during which migrating birds are shot before they can breed.
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Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow victory

April 12, 2015 - 7:54am
Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow referendum victory
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Pakistan's snow leopards: Both feared and sought

April 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
Man's love-hate relationship with snow leopards
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High pollution hits southern England

April 10, 2015 - 2:20pm
Parts of England see soaring levels of air pollution, amid health warnings for vulnerable people.
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Malala Yousafzai gets asteroid

April 10, 2015 - 12:48pm
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
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Project to turn grey Britain green

April 10, 2015 - 9:56am
An abandoned dock in east London is being transformed into a wildlife haven
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'Lost' turtles don't go with flow

April 10, 2015 - 8:02am
A new tracking study shows that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.
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VIDEO: Dolphins stranded on Japan beach

April 10, 2015 - 5:29am
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
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First new pylon type constructed

April 10, 2015 - 4:11am
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.
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VIDEO: The liquid that can stop bullets

April 10, 2015 - 1:46am
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
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Terror bird find reveals 'deep voice'

April 9, 2015 - 6:05pm
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.
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VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins

April 9, 2015 - 5:36pm
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.
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