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Farmland birds show rapid decline

October 23, 2014 - 8:39am
Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.
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Deal expected on EU climate cuts

October 23, 2014 - 8:20am
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.
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Significant Bronze Age pottery find

October 23, 2014 - 2:55am
A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.
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Search for world's smartest city

October 22, 2014 - 6:51pm
Different paths taken by Bristol and Glasgow
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VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

October 22, 2014 - 6:34pm
Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.
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Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

October 22, 2014 - 6:33pm
Footage reveals wild chimps on night-time crop raids
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Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

October 22, 2014 - 6:31pm
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
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Photos capture beauty of Greenland

October 22, 2014 - 6:05pm
Australian photographer explores Greenland
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VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

October 22, 2014 - 2:23pm
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
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DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

October 22, 2014 - 11:06am
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
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Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

October 22, 2014 - 10:39am
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
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VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

October 22, 2014 - 8:56am
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
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Slumbering lions win top photo prize

October 21, 2014 - 6:24pm
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
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Physics reveals how nature sparkles

October 21, 2014 - 6:15pm
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
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Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

October 21, 2014 - 5:07pm
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
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Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

October 21, 2014 - 4:59pm
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
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Tractor beam breaks distance record

October 21, 2014 - 8:40am
Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.
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Students build Oculus Moon robot

October 21, 2014 - 8:26am
US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.
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Audi claims self-drive speed record

October 21, 2014 - 6:29am
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
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Pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops'

October 21, 2014 - 6:19am
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.
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