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World's wilderness reduced by a tenth since 1990s

September 9, 2016 - 2:51am
The world's wilderness is vanishing at an "alarming" rate, say conservationists.
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Animal secrets

September 8, 2016 - 6:15pm
Specially designed tags that act as 'daily diaries' are revealing previously unknown animal behaviours.
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Dormice in Britain 'vulnerable to extinction'

September 8, 2016 - 5:52pm
Britain's native dormouse has declined by more than a third since the year 2000 according to a new report by wildlife charity, the People's Trust for Endangered Species.
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Fair game?

September 8, 2016 - 5:49pm
Lion hunting in South Africa is a big business, but some groups seem are shooting "canned meat" - animals bred in captivity just to be hunted, the BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.
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Asteroid probe begins seven-year quest

September 8, 2016 - 5:07pm
Nasa launches its Osiris-Rex probe, which will try to grab a sample of rock from an asteroid and return it to Earth.
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Giraffe DNA study identifies four distinct species

September 8, 2016 - 12:24pm
A study into the DNA of giraffes reveals they are not one species, but four.
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This invention by a British student could save millions of lives across the world

September 8, 2016 - 11:52am
A British student has invented a mobile fridge to transport vaccines on long journeys at the right temperature.
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Global effort launched to preserve precious sites

September 8, 2016 - 11:23am
UK researchers launch a global effort to source photos of threatened or destroyed cultural landmarks and compile them into 3D reconstructions, housed within an online map.
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Giraffe genetic secret: Four species of tallest mammal identified

September 8, 2016 - 10:24am
It is a famous, gentle giant of the African savannah, but the giraffe's genetics have only just revealed that there is not one species, but four.
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Hundreds of key sites in England at risk of floods

September 8, 2016 - 8:39am
As many as 530 key infrastructure sites across England are vulnerable to flooding, according to a government review.
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Astronomers search for the vanishing star

September 8, 2016 - 3:55am
Astronomers at St Andrews university have observed tantalising glimpses of how our own planet may have been born
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DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

September 8, 2016 - 12:01am
DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.
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Yosemite National Park unveils 400-acre expansion

September 7, 2016 - 6:03pm
Yosemite National Park in California is to gain a 400-acre addition, its largest expansion in nearly 70 years.
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India and Nepal concern over Tibet flood advice gap

September 7, 2016 - 5:36pm
India and Nepal are concerned about flash floods due to a lack of information from China about the state of glacial lakes and rivers in Tibet.
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Smartphone study on weather and pain reveals early data

September 7, 2016 - 12:24pm
An 18-month study looking at how the weather affects chronic pain reveals some surprising preliminary results.
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Solar tuk-tuk journey halted by robbery in France

September 7, 2016 - 6:15am
A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.
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Older drivers no more dangerous, accident data study says

September 7, 2016 - 12:53am
Elderly drivers are less likely to have an accident than young motorists, a study suggests - challenging the idea they are more dangerous on the roads.
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Oesophageal cancer tests raise hopes for earlier detection

September 6, 2016 - 5:35pm
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.
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Arctic Ocean shipping routes 'to open for months'

September 6, 2016 - 1:13pm
Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.
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Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

September 6, 2016 - 9:05am
Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.
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