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China farewells Jade Rabbit Moon rover

August 3, 2016 - 11:25pm
China's Jade Rabbit says a final goodbye and shuts down forever, after 31 months exploring the Moon, far outliving its predicted lifespan.
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Brain's thirst circuit 'monitors the mouth'

August 3, 2016 - 5:11pm
Scientists observe activity in the mouse brain which can explain why we get thirsty when we eat, and why cool water quenches thirst more quickly.
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Moon Express cleared for lunar landing

August 3, 2016 - 12:21pm
Moon Express becomes the first private firm to win US approval for an unmanned mission to the moon.
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Vibrations bring still photos to life

August 3, 2016 - 11:26am
Photographs in which still objects can be manipulated are developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Vibrations bring still photos to life

August 3, 2016 - 11:25am
Photographs in which still objects can be manipulated are developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Why are crying babies so hard to ignore?

August 3, 2016 - 11:00am
A neuroscientist explains why Donald Trump found a crying baby at his rally so distracting.
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Two rare Amur leopards born at Twycross Zoo

August 3, 2016 - 3:39am
Two Amur leopards - believed to be the world's rarest big cat - are born at Twycross Zoo.
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China's elevated bus: Futuristic 'straddling bus' hits the road

August 3, 2016 - 3:26am
The 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus took its inaugural test run in the streets of Hebei, much to the amazement of Chinese citizens.
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'Science gives us hope in a turbulent world'

August 2, 2016 - 11:24pm
Professor Brian Cox talks to the BBC about how why science can give us hope in a turbulent world.
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The deadly trade around exotic fish

August 2, 2016 - 8:22pm
Emily Voigt devoted three years of her life and visited fifteen countries in search of the rare Asian arowana.
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Research head urges UK to seize Brexit opportunity

August 2, 2016 - 5:52am
The man who has taken charge of UK research funding says Brexit presents scientists with an opportunity.
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Crowd dynamics

August 1, 2016 - 8:12pm
The World Music Festival, Womad, hosted a science pavilion this year, but are such initiatives successful?
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Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

August 1, 2016 - 7:39pm
One of the last known populations of woolly mammoths became extinct because of a lack of drinking water, a study concludes.
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Slow-motion replays can distort criminal responsibility

August 1, 2016 - 7:27pm
Slow-motion replays of crimes in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to US research.
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'Hacking nerves can control disease'

August 1, 2016 - 8:09am
Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of disease including type-2 diabetes, a new company says.
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Dartmoor lynx returned to zoo after weeks on run

August 1, 2016 - 7:51am
A lynx that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo is back in his pen after more than three weeks on the run.
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'Amazing' waterspout off Suffolk coast

August 1, 2016 - 4:46am
A whirling column of air and water mist provides a stunning sight off the Suffolk coast.
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Banking brains

August 1, 2016 - 4:34am
Researchers and donors tell the story of how your brain tissue can help with medical research.
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Dissecting brains for medical research

August 1, 2016 - 4:26am
Dr Laura Palmer shows us what happens inside a brain bank and and explains why such donations are vital.
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Pokemon Go 'transformed teenager's life'

August 1, 2016 - 1:48am
A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.
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