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VIDEO: The art of the spacewalk

March 17, 2015 - 4:48pm
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has created an exhibit about the unique images and objects that brought us the first close up photos of space.
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Aldrin sends message from Stonehenge

March 17, 2015 - 1:39pm
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step foot on the moon, has sent a 'message to the Red Planet' from Stonehenge.
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Best views of Mercury's icy craters

March 17, 2015 - 10:10am
Scientists obtain the most detailed views yet of ice deposits inside the permanently shadowed craters at Mercury's north pole.
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'Terminator' printer 'grows' objects

March 17, 2015 - 7:52am
A new method of 3D printing that uses light and oxygen to 'grow' solid objects was inspired by the Terminator 2 film.
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Remembering 'wipes similar memories'

March 17, 2015 - 6:06am
Using brain scans, neuroscientists describe how recalling a particular memory can cause us to forget a related one.
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VIDEO: Hedgehog numbers in huge decline

March 17, 2015 - 2:02am
The UK's first large-scale hedgehog sanctuary opens in Solihull as conservationists warn the number of hedgehogs in the UK has dropped dramatically.
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Rosetta comet wind mystery 'solved'

March 17, 2015 - 1:57am
Scientists from the Rosetta mission may have solved the puzzle of features on Comet 67P that look like they were produced by wind.
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New lunar crater named after Earhart

March 17, 2015 - 1:49am
Scientists discover a large crater on the Earth-facing side of the Moon - the first detection of its kind in at least a century.
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Penguin waddle put to the test

March 16, 2015 - 11:03pm
Scientists are trying to work out how and why the penguin's waddle evolved.
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North Sea 'may bring wind power boon'

March 16, 2015 - 9:26pm
The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper rules are in place, says an expert.
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Farmers 'bear brunt of disasters'

March 16, 2015 - 7:39pm
Farmers in developing nations bear a 'major brunt' of natural disasters yet only receive a small percentage of post-disaster aid, says a UN report.
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UK's first big hedgehog sanctuary

March 16, 2015 - 7:33pm
The first large-scale hedgehog sanctuary in the UK, covering some 90 hectares, is being opened in Solihull, West Midlands.
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VIDEO: Why do penguins waddle?

March 16, 2015 - 6:13pm
Scientists are trying to work out how and why the penguin's waddle evolved.
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Dancing in the dark: The search for the 'missing Universe'

March 16, 2015 - 3:16pm
Large Hadron Collider goes after dark matter
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VIDEO: Dark matter's 'gang of four'

March 16, 2015 - 3:09pm
The Large Hadron Collider will put reputations on the line when it attempts to solve the mystery of dark matter.
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Protest as Oxford postpones divestment

March 16, 2015 - 12:09pm
Former students occupy an Oxford building to protest the university's failure to decide about divesting funds from fossil fuels.
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Poll to find first bird for Britain

March 16, 2015 - 9:25am
Votes can now be cast in an online poll to choose what could become Britain's first national bird.
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The perils of feeding bread to ducks

March 16, 2015 - 6:27am
Does white bread for ducks damage our ecosystems?
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Eighteen minutes to change the world

March 15, 2015 - 8:05pm
TED fellows make their bids to change the world
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VIDEO: Eagle in record breaking flight

March 14, 2015 - 8:31am
A team of conservationists have highlighted the plight of endangered eagles by filming a record-breaking bird flight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
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