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Popcorn's perfect recipe revealed

February 11, 2015 - 7:50am
Physicists in France work out several details of what makes popcorn pop, including the critical temperature required.
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Toucan 'to get prosthetic beak'

February 11, 2015 - 5:58am
A toucan in Costa Rica, which lost part of its beak in an attack by youths, looks set to be fitted with a prosthetic replacement.
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Urban areas 'provide haven' for bees

February 10, 2015 - 8:57pm
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.
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Europe's mini 'spaceplane' set to fly

February 10, 2015 - 8:38pm
The European Space Agency is about to launch a wedge-shaped craft around the Earth to test critical technologies needed for controlled re-entry into the atmosphere.
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A curious British airship experiment

February 10, 2015 - 7:52pm
The strange experiment on UK's 720ft airship
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Taking the robot dog for a walk

February 10, 2015 - 8:18am
Google unveils its latest robot - Spot
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Canyon cut by short, savage floods

February 10, 2015 - 7:56am
Geologists find that a huge canyon in Iceland was created by a few short days of catastrophic flooding, separated by thousands of years.
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Australia in 'extinction calamity'

February 10, 2015 - 6:58am
The introduction of the fox and cat from Europe is having a devastating impact on native mammals in Australia, say scientists.
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Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

February 10, 2015 - 2:57am
Scientists gain new insights into what lies at the very centre of the Earth, with a US-Chinese team saying its inner core is made of two parts.
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'Wake-up call' to MPs on investment

February 9, 2015 - 11:07pm
Government spending on research and innovation needs to be doubled to stop the UK falling behind other countries, say science leaders.
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When did Earth become Planet Oil?

February 9, 2015 - 6:45pm
Prof Iain Stewart investigates our addiction to oil
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How do US cities get rid of snow?

February 9, 2015 - 4:44pm
Snowploughs in US cities are running out of space
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Doomed stars found at nebula's heart

February 9, 2015 - 1:40pm
At the centre of a mysterious nebula, astronomers discover two stars locked in such a tight orbit that they will eventually merge and explode.
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VIDEO: Nasa reveals far side of the Moon

February 9, 2015 - 6:47am
Using nearly five-years worth of mapping data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has to provided a view of the moon from the side the cannot be seen from earth.
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Scientists take to the stage

February 9, 2015 - 3:24am
Scientists take to the stage on climate change
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VIDEO: How to build a house out of straw

February 8, 2015 - 8:09pm
Architect Craig White shows BBC reporter Victoria Gill around one of the new affordable homes made from straw bales.
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Straw bale houses go on sale

February 8, 2015 - 8:08pm
The first straw bale houses in the UK to be sold on the open market go up for sale in Bristol.
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Supersonic dreams hit by climate change

February 8, 2015 - 6:04pm
What passenger planes will look like in future
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VIDEO: New satellite warns of solar storms

February 7, 2015 - 3:07am
A new deep space satellite will give quicker and more accurate notice about approaching solar storms.
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VIDEO: Why sheep could be fitted with WiFi

February 7, 2015 - 2:57am
A team of researchers in North Wales are planning to connect sheep to the internet.
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