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African solar plan to power UK homes

October 20, 2014 - 12:33am
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
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VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears

October 19, 2014 - 6:28pm
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.
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Comet Siding Spring skims past Mars

October 19, 2014 - 4:10pm
A recently discovered comet known as Siding Spring passes Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study the object.
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Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake

October 19, 2014 - 12:17pm
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

October 18, 2014 - 10:59am
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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UK city planning advice for China

October 17, 2014 - 5:01pm
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
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Mysterious US space plane returns

October 17, 2014 - 4:15pm
An unmanned US military plane on a secretive two-year mission in space has returned to Earth in California.
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VIDEO: Oysters flourish again in Swansea

October 17, 2014 - 2:14pm
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
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VIDEO: Activists blockade Australian port

October 17, 2014 - 7:22am
Hundreds of climate change protestors have attempted to disrupt shipments of coal from a port north of Sydney using their canoes, kayaks and surfboards to form a blockade.
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AUDIO: Science shines light on dark matter

October 17, 2014 - 6:31am
Scientists from the University of Leicester say they may have solved one of the most enduring mysteries in modern physics: the nature of dark matter.
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Name sought for comet landing site

October 17, 2014 - 4:27am
The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.
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Rosetta comet: More black swan than yellow duck

October 17, 2014 - 1:24am
A fascination of comets is their blackness
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New disease 'killing amphibians'

October 16, 2014 - 5:47pm
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
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Carnivores 'help trees shed thorns'

October 16, 2014 - 1:23pm
The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.
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Death Star moon is 'wonky or watery'

October 16, 2014 - 12:04pm
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
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Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

October 16, 2014 - 9:14am
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.
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Smart meters open to hack attack

October 16, 2014 - 6:18am
Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.
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AUDIO: MPs 'should end Climate Change Act'

October 16, 2014 - 4:24am
Parliament should scrap the Climate Change Act and MPs should stop "exaggerating" the effects of climate change, says Owen Paterson.
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Paterson in 'lights out' warning

October 16, 2014 - 2:57am
The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary has said.
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VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed

October 15, 2014 - 2:23pm
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
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