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Three person IVF plans 'progress'

July 22, 2014 - 5:35am
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
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Kepler sees world with distant orbit

July 22, 2014 - 5:04am
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
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AUDIO: Warm weather boosts slug numbers

July 22, 2014 - 4:07am
There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.
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VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom

July 22, 2014 - 2:52am
More and more jellyfish are being spotted on the UK's coastline during the summer months, and now scientists have decided to try and find out why.
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Beef's greater environment burden

July 21, 2014 - 1:08pm
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
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VIDEO: Drones homing in on wildlife poachers

July 21, 2014 - 10:34am
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.
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Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms

July 21, 2014 - 10:07am
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.
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Sea turtle migrates 2,472 miles

July 21, 2014 - 6:01am
A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.
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Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

July 21, 2014 - 2:23am
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.
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The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

July 20, 2014 - 6:12pm
The beaches where Lego keeps washing up
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Climate change shuttle diplomacy

July 20, 2014 - 5:37pm
UK Climate Secretary travels the world for emissions deal
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Two bee swarms hit town in one day

July 20, 2014 - 7:16am
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.
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VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

July 19, 2014 - 5:37pm
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.
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VIDEO: Troubled Glasgow tower reopens

July 19, 2014 - 5:07pm
The Glasgow Science Centre tower has reopened to the public after being closed for almost four years.
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Aids researchers on crashed plane

July 19, 2014 - 4:10am
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
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'Shoved' sea eagle chick flies nest

July 18, 2014 - 2:28pm
A sea eagle chick, featured on BBC Springwatch, which was seen being pushed out of the nest by an intruder eagle successfully flies the nest.
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Boom in satellite ship tracking

July 18, 2014 - 10:21am
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.
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EC 'confident' in brain project

July 18, 2014 - 8:45am
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
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AUDIO: How to count butterflies for science

July 18, 2014 - 4:00am
Sir David Attenborough has urged the public to look for butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count
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Software can decode bird songs

July 18, 2014 - 1:43am
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.
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