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Hadfield: 'You should be afraid of the dark'

October 7, 2016 - 5:13am
Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses with Sarah Montague the importance of fear.
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Whale calf seen pushing stranded mother off sandbank

October 7, 2016 - 1:29am
A humpback whale which was stranded on a sandbank off Australia frees itself after its calf was filmed apparently pushing her into deeper water.
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Aviation industry agrees deal to cut CO2 emissions

October 6, 2016 - 11:53pm
A landmark deal has been struck by the aviation industry to limit greenhouse gases, but environmentalists are unimpressed.
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Why are Nobel Prize winners getting older?

October 6, 2016 - 6:37pm
Nobel laureates are getting older in every field but one. Could it all be down to quantum mechanics?
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Omega-3 oils in farmed salmon 'halve in five years'

October 6, 2016 - 3:08pm
Levels of beneficial omega-3 oils in farmed salmon have fallen significantly in the past five years.
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Fracking in Lancashire given go-ahead by government

October 6, 2016 - 9:52am
Fracking can go ahead in Lancashire, says the government, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.
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Copter cars and other visions of Africa’s future

October 6, 2016 - 9:36am
Young African scientists show off their inventions, including a prototype of flying car, at an expo in the South African city of Johannesburg.
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British 'sea dragon' fossils are 'new to science'

October 6, 2016 - 6:51am
Scientific detective work on fossils collected in Victorian times has identified two new species of ichthyosaurs - the giant sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.
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Volcano insight: Fifty years of eruptions revealed

October 6, 2016 - 6:47am
Half a century of the planet's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes go online in a unique animated app.
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50 years of volcanic eruptions in under under one minute

October 6, 2016 - 6:47am
Half a century of the planet's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes go online in a unique animated app.
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano close-up

October 6, 2016 - 1:53am
Footage released by the US Geological Survey has been released of the lava lake on top of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
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Toad numbers fall by two-thirds in 30 years

October 5, 2016 - 8:01pm
The common toad is in decline across much of the UK, and needs better protection, say conservationists.
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Eel migration study tells 'romantic' tale

October 5, 2016 - 2:04pm
Scientists are a step closer to solving the mystery of one of the great animal migrations - the journey of eels to the Sargasso Sea.
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'Swallow the surgeon'

October 5, 2016 - 1:01pm
What are the potential uses for molecular machines, which have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Limit to human life may be 115 (ish)

October 5, 2016 - 11:00am
Our life spans appear to be limited to about 115 years, according to US scientists.
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Bezos space capsule practises abort

October 5, 2016 - 10:17am
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has furthered his ambition to launch people into space by practising a critical safety manoeuvre on his New Shepard vehicle.
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Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

October 5, 2016 - 8:10am
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for developing the world's smallest machines.
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Peru's first satellite pictures huge copper mine

October 5, 2016 - 3:26am
Peru's first national satellite, PerúSAT-1, returns its maiden image of the South American country.
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'Significant opportunities' for low-carbon cities

October 5, 2016 - 12:49am
Switching to a low-carbon economy offers cities "significant economic opportunities" if they can collaborate with the private sector, an assessment suggests.
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Synthetic rhino horn ready 'in two years'

October 4, 2016 - 7:54pm
The man behind attempts to develop synthetic rhino horn has told the BBC that he hopes to have a "bio-identical" product on the market in two years.
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