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UK university leaders lobby Brussels

April 13, 2015 - 3:59am
More than 50 UK university leaders will travel to Brussels on Monday to lobby European policymakers against possible cuts to research funding.
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Hunters win Malta bird referendum

April 12, 2015 - 8:40am
Malta in a referendum narrowly rejects proposals to ban controversial spring hunting, during which migrating birds are shot before they can breed.
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Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow victory

April 12, 2015 - 7:54am
Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow referendum victory
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Pakistan's snow leopards: Both feared and sought

April 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
Man's love-hate relationship with snow leopards
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High pollution hits southern England

April 10, 2015 - 2:20pm
Parts of England see soaring levels of air pollution, amid health warnings for vulnerable people.
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Malala Yousafzai gets asteroid

April 10, 2015 - 12:48pm
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
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Project to turn grey Britain green

April 10, 2015 - 9:56am
An abandoned dock in east London is being transformed into a wildlife haven
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'Lost' turtles don't go with flow

April 10, 2015 - 8:02am
A new tracking study shows that young sea turtles make a concerted effort to swim in particular directions, instead of drifting with ocean currents.
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VIDEO: Dolphins stranded on Japan beach

April 10, 2015 - 5:29am
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
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First new pylon type constructed

April 10, 2015 - 4:11am
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.
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VIDEO: The liquid that can stop bullets

April 10, 2015 - 1:46am
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
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Terror bird find reveals 'deep voice'

April 9, 2015 - 6:05pm
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.
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VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins

April 9, 2015 - 5:36pm
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.
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Acidic oceans helped fuel extinction

April 9, 2015 - 2:21pm
Acidic oceans helped fuel the biggest mass extinction in the history of life on Earth, a study says.
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Longer-term thinking 'needed' on air pollution

April 9, 2015 - 8:44am
David Shukman looks at what could be done on air pollution beyond the annual warnings.
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T. rex cousin was 'violent cannibal'

April 9, 2015 - 7:12am
The skull of an adolescent tyrannosaur shows evidence of vicious combat as well as signs that the corpse was eaten by another dinosaur, possibly of the same species.
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VIDEO: Keeping tabs on basking sharks

April 9, 2015 - 2:49am
Scientists are hoping to find out more about elusive basking sharks by tagging them in waters off Cornwall.
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Riddles of Moon's origin resolved

April 9, 2015 - 1:22am
Three new studies resolve some of the inconsistencies in our understanding of the Moon's birth, including the violent impact that started the process.
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Gatwick oil find 'significant'

April 9, 2015 - 12:12am
There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.
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VIDEO: The boy who discovered a dinosaur

April 8, 2015 - 11:27pm
Scientists in Dallas, Texas, have excavated a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil discovered by five-year-old Wylie Brys while playing with his father.
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