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Charon moon seen in super detail

October 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
Pluto's major moon, Charon, takes centre stage in this week's release of new pictures from the New Horizons mission.
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Massive sinkhole collapses street

October 1, 2015 - 12:06pm
A massive sinkhole opens up on a street in St Albans, forcing the evacuation of several families during the night.
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Plastic oceans: What do we know?

October 1, 2015 - 11:16am
Why charging for carry bags is probably a good idea
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Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters

October 1, 2015 - 8:29am
Zimbabwe is to ban electric water heaters and require all new properties to use solar power, in an attempt to tackle big power shortages.
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Africa's farming 'needs young blood'

October 1, 2015 - 8:22am
Modernising Africa's agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity, a report suggests.
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Diesel policy 'a mistake' - ex-minister

October 1, 2015 - 7:48am
Former Labour science minister Lord Drayson says his government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars as they are "killing people".
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How can plastic bag addiction be cured?

October 1, 2015 - 3:11am
Can people be persuaded not to use so many bags?
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New broadband satellite launched

September 30, 2015 - 5:56pm
A satellite designed to provide high-speed internet services to 200,000 Australians living in rural areas is launched from South America.
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UK 'stands out' in university rankings

September 30, 2015 - 4:26pm
The UK has 34 universities in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world's top 200 institutions, with Oxford climbing to second best globally.
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Plastic in Thames fish is a wake-up

September 30, 2015 - 2:08pm
The discovery of plastic in the guts of Thames fish highlights the need for everyone to take greater care with how they dispose of rubbish, say campaigners.
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Womb transplants: how do they work?

September 30, 2015 - 10:09am
What would the first UK womb transplant involve?
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Tiger with toothache trouble treated

September 30, 2015 - 10:00am
A "grumpy" 31-stone (200kg) tiger with an infected canine tooth, is treated by a Mayfair dentist.
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Ceres' spots remain mysterious

September 30, 2015 - 9:36am
The team behind Nasa's Dawn mission to Ceres releases striking new images, but remains unable to explain the dwarf planet's most intriguing mystery.
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Electricity from the air - Drayson's big idea

September 30, 2015 - 8:13am
Free energy from the air. It sounds like a fantasy but that is what entrepreneur Lord Drayson has just unveiled at London's Royal Institution.
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How tiny killer flies pounce on prey

September 29, 2015 - 3:55pm
Scientists record the first video footage of tiny killer flies catching prey in mid-air, in a study of how the creatures pick their targets.
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Science leaders make investment case

September 29, 2015 - 3:55pm
Leading figures in the scientific community argue for a lift in public research spending to boost the British economy.
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VIDEO: Tiny killer fly caught on camera

September 29, 2015 - 3:41pm
Neuroscientists have recorded the first video footage of a tiny killer fly catching its prey in mid-air.
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Water streaks present exploration challenge

September 29, 2015 - 9:58am
Can we visit Mars if it's wet?
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VIDEO: Areas identified for Wildcat survival

September 29, 2015 - 6:25am
Conservationists have identified six areas in the Western Highlands as places where the wildcat has the best chance of surviving, as Graham Satchell reports.
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Rare-tree success for UK scientists

September 29, 2015 - 4:56am
UK scientists germinate seeds from the endangered Japanese Birch, a species with only 21 known survivors in the wild.
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