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VIDEO: Taking giraffes for a scientific walk

June 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
How zoo giraffes are helping veterinary scientists to find out if very long, spindly legs are a help or a hindrance for walking.
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Climate change: Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?

June 24, 2015 - 11:19am
Is the Dutch court ruling 'a game changer'?
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Drastic action to save endangered tortoise

June 24, 2015 - 10:02am
In a desperate bid to save one of the world's most endangered animals, conservationists are taking the controversial step of defacing the last survivors.
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VIDEO: Hands on nature at Oxford museum

June 24, 2015 - 9:36am
Oxford University Museum of Natural History has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year.
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Netherlands ordered to cut emissions

June 24, 2015 - 6:20am
A court in the Netherlands orders the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a class action suit launched by activists.
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Ebola crisis 'harming malaria fight'

June 24, 2015 - 3:09am
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea that began early last year has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts.
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EU climate chief slams UK wind policy

June 24, 2015 - 2:54am
The EU's climate chief says the UK's scrapping of subsidies will make it harder to meet renewables targets and an official describes the move as "mind-boggling".
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VIDEO: Racehorses still getting quicker

June 24, 2015 - 2:12am
Racehorses are continuing to get quicker, a study of winning times spanning 165 years of racing indicates.
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Wild beaver gives birth in England

June 23, 2015 - 7:35pm
A female from the first wild beaver colony in England for hundreds of years has given birth to at least two young.
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Racehorses 'still getting quicker'

June 23, 2015 - 7:15pm
Racehorses are continuing to get quicker, a study of winning times spanning 165 years of racing indicates.
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The man who keeps finding new species of shark

June 23, 2015 - 5:10pm
The man who keeps discovering new species
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The medical conundrum of plane stowaways

June 23, 2015 - 5:07pm
How could someone survive at -56C with no oxygen?
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US universities on symbolic visit to Iran

June 23, 2015 - 4:47pm
US universities make symbolic return to Iran
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Bid for UK's fracking return debated

June 23, 2015 - 10:49am
A bid to start the UK's first fracking operation in four years near the Lancashire coast is being examined
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US invests in 'Star Wars hoverbikes'

June 23, 2015 - 9:08am
'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.
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'Organs-on-chips' wins design award

June 23, 2015 - 4:38am
Silicon chips that mimic the function of living human organs win the Design of the Year award from the Design Museum in London.
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'Radical' land reform plan unveiled

June 23, 2015 - 3:51am
The Scottish government publishes "radical" proposals aimed at widening the ownership of land across the country.
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VIDEO: Christopher Nolan on Interstellar science

June 22, 2015 - 10:56pm
Director Christopher Nolan talks about the importance of accurate science in making his film Interstellar, after a leading scientific journal calls for it to be shown in school lessons.
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Call to show Interstellar in schools

June 22, 2015 - 10:55pm
A scientific journal calls for the film Interstellar to be shown in school science lessons.
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EU Sentinel satellite to track crops

June 22, 2015 - 9:32pm
The second of the European Union's Sentinel Earth-observing satellites launches on a mission that will allow scientists to map the performance of the world's crop harvests.
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