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LHC scientists to search for 'fifth force of Nature'

July 10, 2014 - 2:35am
Is the Higgs boson made up of other particles?
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VIDEO: Explorer emerges after living underwater

July 10, 2014 - 1:14am
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.
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Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

July 9, 2014 - 8:59pm
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
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Dispersal 'key to reptile survival'

July 9, 2014 - 6:14pm
Reptiles whose offspring's gender is dependent on temperature must spread out to survive the effects of climate change, new research shows.
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VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up

July 9, 2014 - 4:39pm
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.
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Russia's Angara rocket 'makes debut'

July 9, 2014 - 11:32am
Russia launches its all new Angara rocket on a maiden flight from the northern Plesetsk military cosmodrome.
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VIDEO: Pesticide threat to wild birds

July 9, 2014 - 11:16am
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.
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Bird decline linked to pesticide use

July 9, 2014 - 11:02am
A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.
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Ancient arachnid 'walks again'

July 8, 2014 - 10:15pm
How first land predators on Earth would have moved
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England 'exposed' to climate risks

July 8, 2014 - 9:44pm
England is still not doing enough to tackle the risks from climate change, government advisers say.
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A guide to assistance dogs

July 8, 2014 - 7:37pm
A guide to canine helpers
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Butterfly wings inspire cosmetics and bomb detectors

July 8, 2014 - 7:09pm
Shiny butterfly wings yield tech surprises
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Female shrimps are more aggressive

July 8, 2014 - 6:38pm
Female snapping shrimps are more aggressive than males when defending their territories despite their smaller claw size, a study shows.
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Could this be the end of the Grand Canyon?

July 8, 2014 - 3:56pm
Would shopping and cable cars ruin the Grand Canyon?
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VIDEO: A baby panda for Edinburgh zoo?

July 8, 2014 - 2:26pm
Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Panda Tian Tian has conceived after being artificially inseminated earlier this year, but experts say she is not technically pregnant.
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Lift-off for British demo satellites

July 8, 2014 - 2:24pm
Two UK spacecraft, including the first satellite made in Scotland, head into orbit on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
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'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box

July 8, 2014 - 1:20pm
Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
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Memories 'need space' in brain

July 8, 2014 - 10:00am
Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, new research shows.
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Ebola deaths up by 25 in West Africa

July 8, 2014 - 9:46am
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.
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Same genes 'drive maths and reading'

July 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Around half of the genes that influence a child's reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
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