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The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

October 8, 2014 - 5:08pm
The chimp that a rights group wants recognised as a person
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VIDEO: Space weather forecast station opens

October 8, 2014 - 3:32pm
The Met Office opens a new centre dedicated to the forecast of the weather in space.
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Painted caves challenge art origins

October 8, 2014 - 11:05am
The discovery of 40,000-year-old artworks in Indonesian caves challenges established views on the origins of humans' artistic capabilities.
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Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

October 8, 2014 - 10:34am
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.
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Dealing with Dounreay's leftovers

October 8, 2014 - 5:46am
Dealing with the leftovers from the Dounreay demolition job
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Skywatchers awed by 'Blood Moon'

October 8, 2014 - 5:26am
A total lunar eclipse has been visible in much of the Americas and East Asia, the second such event of the year.
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Microscope work wins Nobel Prize

October 8, 2014 - 3:57am
Nobel Prize for chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on boosting the resolution of microscopes.
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Virgin Galactic: Space could finally be getting closer

October 8, 2014 - 3:42am
Is Virgin Galactic closer to the dream of commercial spaceflight?
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VIDEO: Up close with Curiosity Mars rover

October 8, 2014 - 2:02am
BBC Click gets rare access to the twin of Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover which is helping scientists solve problems on the Red Planet.
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Met Office opens solar storm centre

October 7, 2014 - 11:08pm
The UK Met Office formally opens its Space Weather Operations Centre to lead the forecasting of the Sun’s disruptive effects on Earth.
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The last eel catcher of Rome

October 7, 2014 - 5:25pm
The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome
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VIDEO: Girl, 13, could be first human on Mars

October 7, 2014 - 5:03pm
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?
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Garlic injection for tree disease

October 7, 2014 - 10:39am
Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases.
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Spain investigates Ebola infection

October 7, 2014 - 10:00am
A Madrid hospital investigates how a nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa, as three more people are quarantined.
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VIDEO: Ash dieback: How to inject a tree

October 7, 2014 - 10:00am
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.
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Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

October 7, 2014 - 3:51am
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
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VIDEO: How do astronauts return to Earth?

October 7, 2014 - 3:06am
Professor Brian Cox joins a search-and-rescue mission in the depths of winter as they collect two cosmonauts and an astronaut as they arrive back on Earth after months living aboard the International Space Station.
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Nobel winner warns over immigration

October 7, 2014 - 2:33am
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
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From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise

October 6, 2014 - 5:21pm
The magic of video game sound effects
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The 21st Century house cat

October 6, 2014 - 9:53am
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?
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