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VIDEO: Cern gears up to discover new particle

February 15, 2015 - 12:10pm
A senior researcher at the Large Hadron Collider says a new particle could be detected this year that is even more exciting than the Higgs boson.
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VIDEO: 'Hopes are high' to save NZ whales

February 15, 2015 - 7:17am
Hopes are high that over 60 stranded pilot whales have survived after they were refloated by whale conservation workers and volunteers.
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VIDEO: Videos of 1,500 beating human hearts

February 15, 2015 - 3:33am
Researchers in London are storing digital videos of the beating hearts of more than 1,500 people, along with their genetic data.
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Collider hopes for a 'super' restart

February 14, 2015 - 10:18pm
When Large Hadron Collider fires up again after its upgrade, scientists will be hoping to find a new particle they say could "rock the world".
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Doctors store 1,600 hearts for study

February 14, 2015 - 10:10pm
Doctors have stored more than one and a half thousand beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.
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'Next Pinatubo' a test of geoengineering

February 14, 2015 - 8:22pm
Scientists who study geoengineering say Earth's next major volcanic eruption will be a good test of whether the intervention technique might help mitigate global warming.
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Camera seeks dark energy clues

February 14, 2015 - 9:33am
California scientists have given details of a telescope camera they are assembling to study "dark energy".
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VIDEO: UK leaders unite on climate change

February 14, 2015 - 2:02am
The UK's political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
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Synthetic vaccine sought for polio

February 14, 2015 - 1:42am
An international team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to finally eradicate polio.
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Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia

February 13, 2015 - 9:49pm
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest with a drone-mounted laser to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.
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How to get a date using data

February 13, 2015 - 9:17pm
Could an algorithm help you find true love?
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Party leaders in climate commitment

February 13, 2015 - 6:56pm
The UK's three main political leaders make a pledge to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
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VIDEO: Time-lapse: Five years of the Sun

February 13, 2015 - 3:50pm
Space agency Nasa has released a time-lapse video showing the Sun over period of nearly five years - capturing one frame every eight hours.
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UN agrees draft text for Paris

February 13, 2015 - 9:20am
UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a draft text for a new climate agreement to be discussed in Paris in December.
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VIDEO: What should we say to aliens?

February 13, 2015 - 9:14am
After Scientists said that they want to send messages to aliens - BBC World viewers have their say on what they would tell extraterrestrial life.
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VIDEO: Net pioneer warns of digital 'Dark Age'

February 13, 2015 - 9:09am
Our digital data, such as photos and documents, could be lost forever if we are unable to find ways of preserving old formats while new technologies take hold.
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VIDEO: What is the digital 'Dark Age'?

February 13, 2015 - 8:19am
Millions of us routinely upload photos and other personal information onto the internet, believing it will stay safe and be easily accessible.
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VIDEO: Ultrasound glimpse of pygmy hippo baby

February 13, 2015 - 7:49am
Ultrasound images of a baby pygmy hippopotamus kicking inside its mother's womb have been released by Melbourne Zoo.
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Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age

February 13, 2015 - 5:25am
Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.
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Gannet colony 'is world's largest'

February 13, 2015 - 4:11am
The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world's largest colony of gannets following a count by experts.
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