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VIDEO: Net pioneer warns of digital 'Dark Age'

February 13, 2015 - 9:09am
Our digital data, such as photos and documents, could be lost forever if we are unable to find ways of preserving old formats while new technologies take hold.
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VIDEO: What is the digital 'Dark Age'?

February 13, 2015 - 8:19am
Millions of us routinely upload photos and other personal information onto the internet, believing it will stay safe and be easily accessible.
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VIDEO: Ultrasound glimpse of pygmy hippo baby

February 13, 2015 - 7:49am
Ultrasound images of a baby pygmy hippopotamus kicking inside its mother's womb have been released by Melbourne Zoo.
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Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age

February 13, 2015 - 5:25am
Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.
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Gannet colony 'is world's largest'

February 13, 2015 - 4:11am
The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world's largest colony of gannets following a count by experts.
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'I'm close to a one-way ticket to Mars'

February 12, 2015 - 11:27pm
Why this 24-year-old wants a one-way trip
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Conservation concern for UK insects

February 12, 2015 - 8:31pm
More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.
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US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

February 12, 2015 - 6:18pm
The American south-west and central plains may be on course for droughts the like of which they have not seen in over a 1,000 years, scientists say.
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Plastic heading for oceans quantified

February 12, 2015 - 1:38pm
About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, a new scientific assessment suggests.
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Scientists urged to seek alien contact

February 12, 2015 - 1:38pm
Scientists at a US conference in say the time has come to try actively to make contact with intelligent life on other worlds.
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Dogs 'can spot happy human faces'

February 12, 2015 - 12:01pm
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a study suggests.
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Ocean carbon leak 'ended Ice Age'

February 12, 2015 - 6:35am
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.
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Early results from farm bird count

February 12, 2015 - 5:32am
Early results from a major count of farmland birds reveal sightings of several rare species.
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Art and science collide to reopen Whitworth gallery

February 11, 2015 - 11:49pm
Making new art from old in a Nobel Prize winner's lab
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Sao Paulo water crisis adds to Brazil business woes

February 11, 2015 - 8:15pm
Sao Paulo's water crisis hobbles Brazilian business
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VIDEO: Do dogs know a happy face?

February 11, 2015 - 6:16pm
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a touch-screen study reveals.
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VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches

February 11, 2015 - 5:45pm
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a space weather satellite successfully launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its third attempt.
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'Space weather' mission launches

February 11, 2015 - 5:43pm
The Deep Space Climate Observatory launches from Florida on a mission to monitor both the Sun and the Earth.
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Darwin finches' messy family tree

February 11, 2015 - 2:19pm
DNA analysis reveals frequent interbreeding between Darwin's famous Galapagos finches, and uncovers a gene linked to their different beak shapes.
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Europe's mini-space shuttle returns

February 11, 2015 - 9:25am
A prototype for a versatile mini-spaceplane has successfully completed its first test flight, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
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