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Sentinel-2B satellite launched to photograph Earth

March 7, 2017 - 2:02am
The Sentinel-2B spacecraft will take pictures to help create a complete map of Earth.
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Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth

March 6, 2017 - 8:58pm
A key spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme blasts into orbit.
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Five ways to avoid breathing polluted air

March 6, 2017 - 6:23pm
Simple tips to avoid inhaling air from traffic and other common sources of pollution.
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Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

March 6, 2017 - 5:56pm
There are fewer than 30 such animals left in Africa after Satao II was apparently shot.
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William Shatner's guide to Mars

March 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
The Star Trek actor takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious Red Planet.
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Prize for cracking brain's 'feel good' system

March 6, 2017 - 9:41am
Three UK-based scientists who have studied the brain’s reward centre win a prestigious prize worth 1m euros.
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Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions

March 6, 2017 - 9:29am
A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.
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IBM's online quantum machine gets faster

March 6, 2017 - 2:34am
IBM wants to open out quantum computing to the business community and increase usage for programmers.
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How bad is air pollution in the UK?

March 5, 2017 - 9:21pm
Air pollution is in the news - but how bad is Britain’s air?
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Liver transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl dies aged 90

March 5, 2017 - 12:37pm
The surgeon carried out the first successful liver transplant in 1967 and helped normalise the surgery.
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This boy's backpack could change you

March 5, 2017 - 11:53am
14-year-old Logan is helping monitor his city's air - and the results may change your habits.
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What does air pollution do to our bodies?

March 4, 2017 - 6:17pm
David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.
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Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK

March 3, 2017 - 11:47pm
Supporters of fracking say the UK should extract its own gas - rather than import it from Peru.
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Holidays in space

March 3, 2017 - 8:05pm
SpaceX is sending two tourists to the moon, but when can the rest of us look forward to space travel?
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Ancient skulls give clues to China human history

March 3, 2017 - 6:06am
Two skulls found in China shed light on the ancient humans who inhabited the region before the arrival of our own species.
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Can trees give us cleaner air?

March 3, 2017 - 5:54am
US study reveals how much trees help tackle urban air pollution
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What's secretly in the swimming pool water?

March 3, 2017 - 5:47am
Scientists have found something - but no one will admit to causing it.
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DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out

March 3, 2017 - 3:25am
The last woolly mammoths were wracked with genetic disease and had a strange shiny coat, say scientists.
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Scientists create 'artificial embryos'

March 3, 2017 - 1:48am
Scientists have created a functioning mouse embryo in the lab
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Amazon forest 'shaped by pre-Columbian indigenous peoples'

March 2, 2017 - 7:33pm
Ancient Amazon peoples planted a vast number of trees for food or building materials, a study argues.
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