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Reusable Bezos rocket revisits space

January 23, 2016 - 5:37am
US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.
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VIDEO: Capturing the world's longest sunset

January 22, 2016 - 6:05pm
A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.
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Storks shun migration for junk food

January 22, 2016 - 4:35pm
Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.
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VIDEO: Red kites flying high in County Down

January 22, 2016 - 3:51pm
As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.
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Plant 'counts' as it digests flies

January 22, 2016 - 6:57am
Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.
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'Sea monster' could be 'new species'

January 22, 2016 - 6:53am
A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.
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Tags give insight into shark behaviour

January 22, 2016 - 6:28am
Scientists say satellite tagging basking sharks off Scotland has given valuable insights into their behaviour of the world's second biggest fish.
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Diseased algae inspire designs

January 22, 2016 - 5:00am
Images from a microscope of healthy and infected algae inspires the designs of a Scottish-based textiles producer.
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India's maverick 'frog man'

January 22, 2016 - 2:35am
The scientist who was 'made' by a purple frog with a snout
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VIDEO: Controversial plan to save rhinos

January 22, 2016 - 12:58am
Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.
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Funds for farmers who fight flooding

January 21, 2016 - 6:51pm
Details are emerging of plans to pay farmers who manage their land in a way that helps prevent flooding in towns and cities.
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'UK astronaut' on living with cancer

January 21, 2016 - 3:53pm
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers tells of living life at "20 times normal speed" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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VIDEO: Attenborough on 'largest dinosaur' discovery

January 21, 2016 - 2:13pm
Sir David Attenborough speaks to Huw Edwards about the discovery of a new species of titanosaur, which is the biggest animal ever to walk the earth.
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Come in #PlanetNine

January 21, 2016 - 10:52am
US astronomers claim to have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System. We asked you to send us your suggested names for this new arrival.
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Ancient 'massacre' unearthed in Kenya

January 21, 2016 - 9:29am
Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers, at a site in northern Kenya.
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VIDEO: Does the ninth planet really exist?

January 21, 2016 - 9:29am
Why do astronomers in the US think there they have discovered a ninth planet in the solar system?
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Reconstructing the 'world's biggest dinosaur'

January 21, 2016 - 6:27am
The discovery of what may be the world's biggest dinosaur is told in a new BBC One documentary.
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VIDEO: Baby otters found at Florida home

January 21, 2016 - 3:44am
Three baby otters have been found outside a Florida home in Palm Shores.
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VIDEO: Sperm whale rescued off Japan coast

January 21, 2016 - 3:10am
A sperm whale stranded on a beach in Western Japan is dragged back out to sea by fishermen.
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'Extinct' frog rediscovered in India

January 20, 2016 - 9:33pm
A tree frog that feeds its young unfertilised eggs and was thought to have died out more than a century ago has been rediscovered in India.
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