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Microscope work wins Nobel Prize

October 8, 2014 - 3:57am
Nobel Prize for chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on boosting the resolution of microscopes.
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Virgin Galactic: Space could finally be getting closer

October 8, 2014 - 3:42am
Is Virgin Galactic closer to the dream of commercial spaceflight?
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VIDEO: Up close with Curiosity Mars rover

October 8, 2014 - 2:02am
BBC Click gets rare access to the twin of Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover which is helping scientists solve problems on the Red Planet.
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Met Office opens solar storm centre

October 7, 2014 - 11:08pm
The UK Met Office formally opens its Space Weather Operations Centre to lead the forecasting of the Sun’s disruptive effects on Earth.
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The last eel catcher of Rome

October 7, 2014 - 5:25pm
The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome
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VIDEO: Girl, 13, could be first human on Mars

October 7, 2014 - 5:03pm
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?
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Garlic injection for tree disease

October 7, 2014 - 10:39am
Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases.
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Spain investigates Ebola infection

October 7, 2014 - 10:00am
A Madrid hospital investigates how a nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa, as three more people are quarantined.
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VIDEO: Ash dieback: How to inject a tree

October 7, 2014 - 10:00am
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.
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Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

October 7, 2014 - 3:51am
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
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VIDEO: How do astronauts return to Earth?

October 7, 2014 - 3:06am
Professor Brian Cox joins a search-and-rescue mission in the depths of winter as they collect two cosmonauts and an astronaut as they arrive back on Earth after months living aboard the International Space Station.
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Nobel winner warns over immigration

October 7, 2014 - 2:33am
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
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From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise

October 6, 2014 - 5:21pm
The magic of video game sound effects
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The 21st Century house cat

October 6, 2014 - 9:53am
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?
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Nobel Prize for brain's GPS discovery

October 6, 2014 - 5:55am
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".
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New York Times in cartoon apology

October 6, 2014 - 1:07am
The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.
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New cracks in Hunterston reactor

October 6, 2014 - 12:13am
New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor in Scotland could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the lives of some power stations.
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Height differences 'caused by DNA'

October 5, 2014 - 11:57am
Many subtle DNA changes could explain why some people are taller than others, according to the largest ever study of the genetics behind height.
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Depth key to ocean warming trends

October 5, 2014 - 11:33am
The deeper half of the ocean did not get any hotter in the last decade, but warming of the surface layer since the 1970s has been seriously underestimated, according to two new studies.
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VIDEO: Worldwide protests against ivory trade

October 4, 2014 - 10:29pm
Neha Bhatnagar reports from a demonstration in Nairobi, as protests are held in over a hundred cities across the world calling for an end to the trade of ivory and rhino horns.
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