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Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

August 13, 2014 - 10:48am
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.
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Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct'

August 13, 2014 - 10:09am
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.
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VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

August 13, 2014 - 10:07am
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.
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'Mammoth' returns to 'walk' on coast

August 13, 2014 - 9:58am
A replica mammoth is walked along a beach in Norfolk retracing the steps of its extinct ancestors that roamed the area more than 700,000 years ago.
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Syrian sarin gas chemicals destroyed

August 13, 2014 - 9:25am
The international chemical weapons watchdog says all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have now been destroyed.
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Hemp fibres 'better than graphene'

August 13, 2014 - 4:59am
The waste fibres from hemp crops can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, US scientists say.
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Rare turtle hatches at British zoo

August 13, 2014 - 4:47am
One of the world's rarest turtles hatches at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

August 12, 2014 - 11:52pm
The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
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GM flies 'could save crops'

August 12, 2014 - 6:49pm
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.
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Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

August 12, 2014 - 6:39pm
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.
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First female winner for maths medal

August 12, 2014 - 3:35pm
Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
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Smallest insect genome sequenced

August 12, 2014 - 9:06am
The Antarctic midge has the smallest insect genome sequenced to date, scientists discover.
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Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

August 12, 2014 - 8:08am
Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.
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Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

August 12, 2014 - 7:06am
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.
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Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

August 12, 2014 - 6:16am
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.
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Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother

August 12, 2014 - 4:57am
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.
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Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

August 12, 2014 - 4:41am
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.
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Hen harriers and grouse can co-exist

August 12, 2014 - 4:05am
Research carried out at Aberdeen University suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.
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Panda triplets unveiled in China

August 12, 2014 - 3:37am
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
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Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

August 12, 2014 - 1:12am
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.
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