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Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer'

December 10, 2014 - 6:29pm
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.
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Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

December 10, 2014 - 1:05pm
Data from Europe's Rosetta probe suggest that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.
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VIDEO: Seals thriving year after tidal surge

December 10, 2014 - 11:18am
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.
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'It's the job on Earth that matters'

December 10, 2014 - 8:56am
Singing spaceman Chris Hadfield meets Manchester pupils
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VIDEO: Astronaut sets space challenge

December 10, 2014 - 6:01am
UK astronaut Tim Peake has invited members of the public to suggest digital experiments to be carried out in space.
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Bishops call for end to fossil fuels

December 10, 2014 - 5:49am
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.
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Is personality unique to humans?

December 10, 2014 - 4:54am
Are personality differences widespread in the animal world?
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Poor 'need help' with energy bills

December 9, 2014 - 6:25pm
Poor families in the UK will need more help to pay for heating their homes as energy bills rise, government advisors have warned.
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VIDEO: Dian Fossey: The woman who lived with gorillas

December 9, 2014 - 6:07pm
The life and death of zoologist Dian Fossey
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DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel

December 9, 2014 - 4:57pm
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
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Clay composites modelled in computer

December 9, 2014 - 12:51pm
Scientists build a 'virtual lab' to predict the useful properties of clay-polymer composites from their atomic make-up.
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VIDEO: 'Ecological deficit being ignored'

December 9, 2014 - 8:55am
Wildlife campaigners and people from the countryside head to Westminster in a bid to move nature up the MPs' agenda.
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Mars rover 'solves mountain riddle'

December 9, 2014 - 3:35am
Scientists working on Nasa's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars' Gale Crater.
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Hoverfly kiss wins photo prize

December 9, 2014 - 2:26am
Hoverfly takes ecology photo prize
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Scientists focus on urban wellbeing

December 8, 2014 - 8:40pm
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.
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Australia 'worst climate performer'

December 8, 2014 - 8:14pm
Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, a new report says.
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How to beat malaria

December 8, 2014 - 6:03pm
How are we winning the fight against the disease?
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Shop where everybody knows your name

December 8, 2014 - 6:02pm
Shop where everybody knows your name
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VIDEO: Huge sperm whales found dead on beach

December 8, 2014 - 12:37pm
A pod of sperm whales has been found dead after becoming stranded in shallow water on a South Australia beach.
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VIDEO: Wildlife traffickers 'loot our planet'

December 8, 2014 - 12:12pm
Prince William has described the illegal wildlife trade as, "one of most insidious forms of corruption and illegality".
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