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Cosmos speed-check for dark energy

April 7, 2014 - 12:05pm
Scientists produce a precise measurement of the rate at which the early Universe was expanding to try to get new insights on dark energy.
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Global dip in renewables investment

April 7, 2014 - 8:25am
Global investment in renewables fell during 2013, but the percentage of the world’s electricity generated by renewable sources continued to increase, a report shows.
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'More bee deaths' in northern Europe

April 7, 2014 - 8:17am
A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.
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Game-changer for plane recovery hope

April 7, 2014 - 6:55am
What happens next if possible plane signals are confirmed?
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Living with the 'opposite of autism'

April 7, 2014 - 5:46am
The joys and dangers of living with Williams Syndrome
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Athlete injured after drone crash

April 7, 2014 - 5:07am
Australia's air safety body is looking into reports that a triathlete has been injured by a drone falling on her.
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Spider invasion prompts Mazda fix

April 7, 2014 - 4:49am
Spiders crawling into the fuel tanks of Mazda cars have forced the company to issue a voluntary recall notice to apply a software fix.
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VIDEO: Building the truly model city

April 7, 2014 - 1:20am
MIT's 3D projections simulate a metropolis
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Rare coral 'at risk from dredging'

April 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
Environmental campaigners are calling for immediate action to protect coral found off the coast near Plymouth.
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The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

April 6, 2014 - 7:39pm
Was mysterious manuscript forged by bookseller?
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Mainframes clock up half-century

April 6, 2014 - 5:39pm
IBM mainframe celebrates its half-century
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Bird of prey trap death condemned

April 6, 2014 - 4:59am
Wildlife organisations condemn the illegal trapping of birds after a buzzard was found fatally injured in the Peak District National Park.
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VIDEO: 'Your ladybirds are in the post'

April 6, 2014 - 3:21am
Ladybirds are a good, natural way to combat garden pests, according to one wildlife expert.
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Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

April 5, 2014 - 8:08pm
Story of UK scientist who isolated cancer virus
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Science does theatre with a bang

April 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?
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VIDEO: Explosive theatre: Bringing science to life

April 5, 2014 - 5:06pm
Could live theatre be the best way to engage children's passion for science?
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VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

April 5, 2014 - 6:51am
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.
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VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

April 4, 2014 - 1:37pm
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.
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VIDEO: Peake on his preparations for ISS

April 4, 2014 - 11:11am
Major Tim Peake is due to begin his visit the International Space Station to carrying out scientific experiments at the end of 2015.
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VIDEO: Why is it hard to build a kangaroo?

April 4, 2014 - 9:14am
A German technology firm have developed a digital marsupial, a robotic kangaroo that can leap and land with precision.
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