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AUDIO: Space inflation and a physics bet

September 23, 2014 - 6:45am
One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back, putting the result of a bet between two significant physicists in jeopardy.
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AUDIO: How black can black be?

September 23, 2014 - 6:10am
A material dubbed the darkest substance on earth is being used creatively by internationally acclaimed artist Sir Anish Kapoor.
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VIDEO: Radio query reveals garden cannabis

September 23, 2014 - 4:40am
Patricia Hewitson from Exmouth, Devon, unwittingly grew a 5ft (1,5m) tall cannabis plant from a pack of bird seeds - but her error was only revealed when she contacted a radio phone-in show.
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Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal

September 23, 2014 - 2:11am
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.
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Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense

September 23, 2014 - 1:42am
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist.
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'Crucial' climate talks under way

September 23, 2014 - 1:09am
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.
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Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

September 22, 2014 - 7:21pm
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.
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How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

September 22, 2014 - 6:14pm
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest
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VIDEO: Giant Galapagos tortoise preserved

September 22, 2014 - 6:07pm
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and taxidermy experts have preserved Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.
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Scientists debate sea-ice trends

September 22, 2014 - 2:14pm
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.
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The 'green blob' loves Mr Ban - but for how long?

September 22, 2014 - 8:12am
Ban Ki-moon wins hearts on the street, but will charm work on leaders?
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AUDIO: When Temple of Mithras was unearthed

September 22, 2014 - 5:54am
A project is under way calling for people with memories of the excavation if the Temple of Mithras to come forward to tell their stories and share their pictures of the event.
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AUDIO: Could 'marshmallow test' teach you?

September 22, 2014 - 5:34am
The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.
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VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

September 22, 2014 - 2:36am
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
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Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

September 22, 2014 - 2:04am
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
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Tomb mystery captivates Greece

September 22, 2014 - 2:01am
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
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VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan

September 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking
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Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit

September 21, 2014 - 8:32pm
US satellite arrives in orbit around the Red Planet
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VIDEO: Global climate marches demand action

September 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
Worldwide demonstrations ahead of a UN meeting in New York on how to reduce global carbon emissions attract hundreds of thousands of people, organisers say.
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Ants v humans

September 21, 2014 - 5:04pm
Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?
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