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Airbus wins major weather prize

April 11, 2014 - 4:19am
The competition to manufacture the next generation of Europe's most important series of weather satellites is won by Airbus Defence and Space.
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Cities on frontline of climate change struggle

April 10, 2014 - 8:19pm
Cities on frontline of climate change struggle
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Call to review pet rabbit protection

April 10, 2014 - 7:01pm
Pet rabbits need better legal protection in the UK, according to an animal welfare researcher.
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Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

April 10, 2014 - 6:45pm
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
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UN set to warn over 'dash for gas'

April 10, 2014 - 5:06pm
The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.
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VIDEO: Close-up: Sub ready to locate MH370

April 10, 2014 - 4:22pm
Specialists are preparing the submarine which will be used when the general location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean is identified.
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VIDEO: Below deck of Syria chemical destroyer

April 10, 2014 - 3:51pm
Time is fast running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stocks, the international body in charge of their destruction says.
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Flies manoeuvre like fighter jets

April 10, 2014 - 12:10pm
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.
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Pickles increases energy policy role

April 10, 2014 - 11:39am
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has staged a minor coup over coalition energy policy.
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The 100 most distinct and rare birds

April 10, 2014 - 10:31am
Scientists list the world's most distinctive and endangered birds.
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VIDEO: Lucky turtle gets prosthetic fin

April 10, 2014 - 10:24am
A turtle in Israel which lost two limbs has been given a designer prosthetic dorsal fin.
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Challenge to Titanic sinking theory

April 10, 2014 - 3:23am
UK scientists have challenged the idea that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year when there were an exceptional number of icebergs in the North Atlantic.
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Curbing wind energy to push up bills

April 9, 2014 - 7:15pm
Researchers say that plans to restrict wind farms to the seas around Britain will require significantly larger subsidies.
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'Millions wasted' on flu drug

April 9, 2014 - 6:56pm
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
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'RoboClam' could anchor submarines

April 9, 2014 - 6:33pm
A new burrowing robot for anchoring miniature submarines has been developed, inspired by the Atlantic razor clam.
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VIDEO: Global solar-powered plane unveiled

April 9, 2014 - 6:23pm
Secrets of the solar-powered plane set to fly around the world
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A shark cull divides a nation

April 9, 2014 - 5:32pm
Is a shark cull the right way to deal with attacks on humans?
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Between the covers of Evelyn's Sylva

April 9, 2014 - 4:58pm
The 1664 book that changed the landscape of Britain
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Bamboo back in business for Taiwan

April 9, 2014 - 12:37pm
How Taiwan successfully regrew its bamboo industry
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Map illustrates 'Russian GPS' fault

April 9, 2014 - 9:38am
The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland issue a map illustrating the effects of the outage that hit Russia's GLONASS sat-nav system.
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