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VIDEO: Medical bike couriers battle HIV

November 11, 2014 - 6:23pm
Meet the medical motorbike couriers battling infant HIV in Malawi
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Mind-controlled gene switch made

November 11, 2014 - 10:15am
A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.
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Six Scots wildcat areas identified

November 11, 2014 - 10:10am
Six priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation are identified following research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.
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Google to lease former Nasa airfield

November 11, 2014 - 7:28am
Google is to pay over £1bn to rent an airfield but little is known about what it plans to do there.
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VIDEO: How Philae probe will land on comet

November 11, 2014 - 6:36am
David Shukman explains how craft landed on a comet
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Fossil fuel promises 'being broken'

November 10, 2014 - 11:46pm
World governments are breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report by the Overseas Development Institute says.
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Ant and Dec asked to end 'animal abuse'

November 10, 2014 - 9:20pm
Springwatch host Chris Packham writes an open letter to Ant and Dec imploring them to end "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
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VIDEO: How comet particles are analysed

November 10, 2014 - 6:42pm
With the Rosetta spacecraft in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists are hoping for a windfall of new information about these strangest of objects.
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'Looking good' for comet landing bid

November 10, 2014 - 4:09pm
European Space Agency officials say all is well ahead of this week's historic bid to try to land a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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L'Aquila quake verdicts quashed

November 10, 2014 - 2:24pm
A group of Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake in 2009 have had the verdict quashed.
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Materials book scoops science prize

November 10, 2014 - 1:40pm
A book introducing the importance of materials wins the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize.
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VIDEO: 'We need Ebola surveillance systems'

November 10, 2014 - 10:38am
Bill Gates says "surveillance systems" are needed to spot the signs of a disease outbreak earlier and prevent crises like the Ebola situation in West Africa.
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National Grid plans to bury cables

November 10, 2014 - 10:03am
Pylon cables will disappear from some parts of England and Wales as National Grid looks to reduce the impact of energy transmission on the landscape.
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Sea robots seek climate change data

November 10, 2014 - 9:56am
Robots roaming the remote Southern Ocean, controlled from Norfolk by satellite, are collecting information on how warm water is melting the Antarctic ice cap.
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Stinky invader 'could get to UK'

November 10, 2014 - 9:19am
An agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to crops could establish itself within the UK, according to a scientist.
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VIDEO: Awards bring glamour to science

November 10, 2014 - 7:51am
Some of the world's top scientists have won huge cash prizes at an awards show in Silicon Valley, in California.
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Big names add glitz to science prize

November 10, 2014 - 6:16am
Top scientists have been awarded huge cash prizes at a ceremony on Sunday in California.
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Crystal beauty: Illuminating the structure of matter

November 10, 2014 - 3:41am
Illuminating the crystalline structure of matter
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The woman who cracked Enigma cyphers

November 9, 2014 - 9:43pm
Story of Bletchley Park's top female codebreaker
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VIDEO: Twin waterspouts form off Liguria

November 9, 2014 - 4:14am
Footage has emerged of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy,
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