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Spitting fish 'adjust for distance'

September 4, 2014 - 7:52pm
Scientists say the jets of water that archer fish use to shoot down prey are precisely tuned, to make maximum impact at just the right distance.
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VIDEO: Tropical paradise in suburban Bristol

September 4, 2014 - 5:50pm
Tim Wilmot has spent 25 years converting his suburban garden into a tropical paradise.
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VIDEO: Inside the mission to Mars

September 4, 2014 - 5:08pm
Incredible images from the Curiosity Rover
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Dinosaur titan's big bone haul

September 4, 2014 - 7:18am
Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.
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'Smart' chopsticks unveiled in China

September 4, 2014 - 4:44am
Electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat are shown off by Chinese tech company Baidu.
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Food Crime Unit to be set up in UK

September 4, 2014 - 2:34am
Britain is to get a Food Crime Unit to fight the trade in fraudulent foods, following last year's horsemeat scandal.
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VIDEO: Blast fishing 'epidemic' sweeps coast

September 4, 2014 - 12:57am
The rich marine life off Tanzania's coast is coming under threat because of blast fishing - a technique using explosives that some fishermen use to maximise their catch.
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Deep sea 'mushroom' is a breed apart

September 3, 2014 - 3:43pm
A mushroom-shaped deep sea animal discovered off the Australian coast has defied classification within the tree of life.
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Carbon in soil vulnerable to warming

September 3, 2014 - 3:32pm
The huge stores of carbon locked in the world's soils are more vulnerable to rising temperatures that previously thought.
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Bloodhound Diary: Three engine equation

September 3, 2014 - 5:27am
The power units needed to drive a 1,000mph car
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British Ebola patient discharged

September 3, 2014 - 5:07am
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery, after being treated in a specialist NHS unit.
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VIDEO: Hydro project's giant screw fitted

September 2, 2014 - 7:58pm
A giant Archimedes screw is lowered into place as part of Lancashire community project to generate power.
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VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

September 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.
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Fast charges drive electric car boom

September 2, 2014 - 5:59pm
New charging tech drives electric car boom
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Economics 'driving language loss'

September 2, 2014 - 5:58pm
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.
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The battle for anonymity on the web

September 2, 2014 - 5:22pm
Horizon meets the pioneer of anti-surveillance web tech
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Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

September 2, 2014 - 5:19pm
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.
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VIDEO: Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

September 2, 2014 - 5:12pm
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.
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VIDEO: The snail farm in my spare bedroom

September 2, 2014 - 5:12pm
Helen Howard started a snail farm in her spare bedroom and allotment seven years ago - now she sells to restaurants and private chefs.
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Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

September 2, 2014 - 5:09pm
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog Natural England.
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