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Britain's tallest mountain is underwater

August 9, 2016 - 11:03am
Scientists from Plymouth University have visited the UK's tallest mountains - over 100 metres under the sea.
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Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

August 9, 2016 - 5:27am
International scientists are calling for action to "future proof" the insects, birds and mammals that pollinate crops and wild plants.
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Beware the walruses

August 9, 2016 - 5:11am
Paddling from Greenland to Scotland in a canoe is risky business.
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Scientists develop dissolving battery

August 9, 2016 - 4:53am
Researchers have developed a battery which self-destructs when dropped into water.
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One drug is 'new hope' for three killer infections

August 8, 2016 - 7:05pm
A single drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show..
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Decline of fishing in Lake Tanganyika 'due to warming'

August 8, 2016 - 1:48pm
New research blames rising temperatures over the last century as the key cause of decline in Lake Tanganyika, one of the world's most important fisheries.
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DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'

August 8, 2016 - 9:17am
The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.
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Rare giant panda cub born at Vienna zoo - mother's fourth

August 8, 2016 - 6:29am
Another giant panda cub is born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo - the fourth time that mother Yang Yang has conceived naturally.
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China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing

August 7, 2016 - 1:39am
China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.
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Disappointment for LHC physicists

August 5, 2016 - 9:04am
A physicist speaks to BBC2's Horizon programme as a tantalising discovery recedes into the background of data from the Large Hadron Collider.
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New particle hopes fade as LHC data 'bump' disappears

August 5, 2016 - 9:01am
Results from the Large Hadron Collider show that a "bump" in the machine's data, previously rumoured to represent a new particle, has gone away.
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Badgers may not spread TB to cattle through direct contact

August 4, 2016 - 5:11pm
New research suggests that badgers do not transmit TB to cattle by direct contact.
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Rocks tell story of China's great flood

August 4, 2016 - 12:01pm
Geologists have found evidence for an ancient megaflood which they say could be the mythical flood at the dawn of the first Chinese dynasty.
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Men may have evolved better 'making up' skills

August 4, 2016 - 11:18am
An analysis of sports events suggests men may be better at reconciliation after conflicts which could give them advantages in the workplace.
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Hidden Degas portrait revealed

August 4, 2016 - 7:09am
A hidden portrait by the French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas has been revealed using powerful x-rays, scientists report.
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China farewells Jade Rabbit Moon rover

August 3, 2016 - 11:25pm
China's Jade Rabbit says a final goodbye and shuts down forever, after 31 months exploring the Moon, far outliving its predicted lifespan.
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Brain's thirst circuit 'monitors the mouth'

August 3, 2016 - 5:11pm
Scientists observe activity in the mouse brain which can explain why we get thirsty when we eat, and why cool water quenches thirst more quickly.
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Moon Express cleared for lunar landing

August 3, 2016 - 12:21pm
Moon Express becomes the first private firm to win US approval for an unmanned mission to the moon.
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Vibrations bring still photos to life

August 3, 2016 - 11:26am
Photographs in which still objects can be manipulated are developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Vibrations bring still photos to life

August 3, 2016 - 11:25am
Photographs in which still objects can be manipulated are developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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