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Brexit 'risk' for UK universities

May 17, 2016 - 5:44am
UK universities could find it harder to recruit international students if the UK leaves the EU, suggests a survey.
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Shakespeare theatre remains revealed

May 17, 2016 - 4:06am
A 'bird whistle' thought to have been used for sound effects in 16th century performances of Romeo and Juliet is discovered at the site of one of Shakespeare's theatres.
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Dog cancer's global march mapped

May 16, 2016 - 6:04pm
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
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Bison calf put down after car boot trip

May 16, 2016 - 3:34pm
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reveal that they had to put down a newborn bison after some tourists put it in the boot of their car.
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UK-built Qashqais 'cheated emissions'

May 16, 2016 - 2:19pm
Nissan Qashqai cars built at the firm's Sunderland plant in the UK were fitted with so-called emissions defeat devices, South Korean officials allege.
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'Smart leg' makes engineering prize list

May 16, 2016 - 7:35am
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.
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April breaks global temperature record

May 16, 2016 - 6:08am
April was the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records, Nasa figures show.
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Bloodhound Diary: Riding four 'gyroscopes'

May 16, 2016 - 4:57am
The effects from riding four 'gyroscopes'
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India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

May 16, 2016 - 2:01am
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
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Largest plane draws crowds in Australia

May 15, 2016 - 10:56pm
Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.
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Global flooding 'will threaten billion'

May 15, 2016 - 10:28pm
By 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change, a UK charity warns.
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Discoverer of Neptune's rings dies

May 15, 2016 - 3:26pm
Andre Brahic, one of the people who discovered the rings of Neptune, has died aged 73, his publisher says.
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RSPCA to become 'less adversarial'

May 14, 2016 - 5:49am
The new chief executive of the RSPCA, Jeremy Cooper, says the charity has made mistakes in the past and in future will be "less political".
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Mastodon scraps revise US prehistory

May 13, 2016 - 8:09pm
Bones and stone tools from deep beneath a river in Florida betray the presence of humans 14,500 years ago.
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Dung beetles navigate with 'sky snapshot'

May 13, 2016 - 6:41am
Dung beetles record a mental image of the positions of celestial bodies and use the snapshot to navigate, say researchers.
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UK firm ships 'last' sat-nav payload

May 13, 2016 - 5:28am
UK satellite manufacturer SSTL reaches a key milestone in its work on Galileo, shipping its 22nd navigation payload for Europe's version of GPS.
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VIDEO: Explosive volcano captured on camera

May 13, 2016 - 1:42am
Dramatic video of Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano erupting has been captured with an infrared camera.
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Solar Impulse plane reaches Oklahoma

May 13, 2016 - 1:11am
Solar Impulse has landed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ending stage 11 in its round-the-world journey.
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Shrinking bird pays the bill for warming

May 12, 2016 - 7:33pm
A migratory bird has shrunk in stature as temperatures warm in its Arctic breeding ground, according to research.
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Canine clues to brain tumour discovered

May 12, 2016 - 6:27pm
Brain tumours in dogs are similar to human ones and could give clues to how the disease develops, say scientists.
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