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Do friends have similar genomes?

July 15, 2014 - 2:29am
A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.
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VIDEO: One giant step: UK set for spaceport

July 15, 2014 - 12:16am
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh reports from a potential spaceport site in north Wales, one of eight aerodromes to be shortlisted in the UK as a base for spaceplane flights.
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Bloodhound Diary: Sitting pretty

July 14, 2014 - 11:43pm
Designing the inside of a 1,000mph car
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VIDEO: SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

July 14, 2014 - 8:23pm
A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida, after a two month delay.
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Haul of giant snails seized in LA

July 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.
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All aboard: China's railway dream

July 14, 2014 - 6:04pm
Is China revolutionising high-speed rail travel?
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VIDEO: Life beyond earth in '10 to 20 years'

July 14, 2014 - 9:56am
Astronomer Michael Merrifield says we are 'Pretty close' to finding life outside Earth
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VIDEO: Rare bluefin tuna found in Cornwall

July 14, 2014 - 8:48am
A rare bluefin tuna fish has been discovered by group of friends in Kingsand, Cornwall.
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Kayakers haul rare tuna fish ashore

July 14, 2014 - 7:00am
A group of kayakers tow a "monster" bluefin tuna fish to a Cornish beach after it is found floating in the sea.
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Dolphin attacks on bay porpoises

July 14, 2014 - 3:06am
Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.
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NZ fights 'plague' of stoats and rats

July 14, 2014 - 3:03am
New Zealand approves mass poisoning to protect native wildlife.
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'Antibiotic' honey search begins

July 14, 2014 - 12:38am
Scientists looking for a new antibiotic are testing Welsh honey samples to see if they can provide a solution.
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Scotland could host UK spaceport

July 12, 2014 - 5:04pm
The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
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China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

July 12, 2014 - 10:20am
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.
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Rare butterflies 'buck trend'

July 12, 2014 - 3:01am
A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.
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Study sparks organic foods debate

July 11, 2014 - 12:01pm
Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.
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How much science in new Planet of the Apes film?

July 11, 2014 - 1:49am
Is there any science behind Planet of the Apes?
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Warning after jellyfish sighting

July 10, 2014 - 8:01pm
People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.
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HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

July 10, 2014 - 2:44pm
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
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UK clean air goal missed by 20 years

July 10, 2014 - 10:51am
The air quality in some of the UK's biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030 according to the government.
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