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Pushing frontiers of deep sea exploration

July 16, 2014 - 6:14pm
Ocean exploration is going further than ever
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Diamond crushed to Saturn's extremes

July 16, 2014 - 12:21pm
Diamond, nature's hardest material, has been crushed to record extremes using the "world's biggest laser".
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Night vision fighter helmet unveiled

July 16, 2014 - 11:28am
A new helmet that allows pilots to see in the dark via an integrated night vision camera is unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow.
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Hawking: 'I support Assisted Dying'

July 16, 2014 - 11:10am
The scientist Prof Stephen Hawking has said he supports a Bill to legalise assisted dying, ahead of a debate in the House of Lords.
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Stand-off in brain project debate

July 16, 2014 - 11:09am
After leaders of the billion-euro Human Brain Project hit back at critics, six top neuroscientists have expressed "dismay" at their public response.
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Aids can be 'under control by 2030'

July 16, 2014 - 9:23am
The Aids epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency.
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Clark promises continuity on science

July 16, 2014 - 9:21am
New science minister Greg Clark says his brief is to continue the "excellent work" of his predecessor David Willetts.
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Twitchers flock to glimpse rare bird

July 16, 2014 - 7:13am
Hundreds of bird-watchers flock to the Norfolk coast in the hope of catching a rare glimpse of a migratory great knot in British waters.
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VIDEO: Westwood: No mandate for fracking

July 16, 2014 - 4:15am
Nearly half of the British people do not know what fracking is, says Vivienne Westwood in a personal film
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55 dead sharks on beach 'horrific'

July 16, 2014 - 3:23am
A marine biologist says the "horrific" sight of 55 sharks washed up on a Gower beach may be the result of trawling.
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Climate-sceptic charity to be split

July 16, 2014 - 2:02am
A climate-sceptic group founded by former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson is to relaunch after a complaint about its charitable status.
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Four-winged dinosaur found in China

July 16, 2014 - 1:56am
The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.
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Captured carbon to feed farmed fish?

July 16, 2014 - 1:46am
Carbon dioxide turned into food for farmed fish
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VIDEO: Europa and the hunt for alien life

July 15, 2014 - 6:35pm
The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?
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Europe's combat drone challenge

July 15, 2014 - 5:02pm
Europe develops advance unmanned combat planes
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Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

July 15, 2014 - 11:35am
Europe's Rosetta probe acquires some sensational new images of its comet quarry, showing what appears to be two distinct parts in contact with each other.
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Wild bees disappear across the UK

July 15, 2014 - 10:56am
Does disappearance of wild honeybees matter?
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Science minister has tough job ahead

July 15, 2014 - 10:04am
Greg Clark has a tough act to follow as the new science and universities minister, commentators say.
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Scottish wildcat 'safe haven' set up

July 15, 2014 - 8:42am
A location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in the north west Highlands has been designated as a Scottish wildcat sanctuary.
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Spaceport Britain: 'No challenge is insurmountable'

July 15, 2014 - 8:10am
Can we really have a British spaceport by 2018?
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