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'Remote control' contraceptive chip

July 7, 2014 - 10:42am
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.
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Worries over 'cruel' elephant trade

July 6, 2014 - 11:01am
Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar as smugglers seek to resume a lucrative trade to Thailand, a report says.
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VIDEO: Teaching an endangered bird to love again

July 5, 2014 - 9:29pm
Teaching an endangered species to love again
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Glasgow 2014: 'Green pledges broken'

July 5, 2014 - 6:08pm
Environmentalists accuse Commonwealth Games organisers of reneging on promises to create low emission zones around venues.
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Osprey spotted hunting on the Mersey

July 5, 2014 - 10:38am
A rare bird of prey has been spotted hunting on the River Mersey, says a wildlife charity.
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Academics 'Yes' vote research fears

July 5, 2014 - 9:07am
Medical and scientific research across the UK will suffer if Scotland votes for independence, claim the heads of three academic institutions.
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Ariane 6: Customers call the shots

July 5, 2014 - 7:37am
Customers call the shots on Ariane 6
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VIDEO: Baby rhino cared for by sheep surrogate

July 5, 2014 - 2:06am
A baby rhino who was saved after his mother was killed by poachers is on the road to recovery, his rescuers have said.
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Web users in Hawaii invaders hunt

July 4, 2014 - 8:19am
US conservationists and a satellite imaging company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants.
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Upgrade for European light source

July 4, 2014 - 4:33am
One of Europe's premier scientific research laboratories - the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - is to go through a 150m-euro (£120m) upgrade.
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Do people choose pain over boredom?

July 4, 2014 - 2:01am
Some people are unhappy in their own company and prefer painful experiences to their own thoughts, claims a contentious new study.
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VIDEO: How chimps use gestures to communicate

July 3, 2014 - 11:56pm
Researchers from the University of St Andrews say they have translated the meanings of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate. The findings are published in the journal Current Biology.
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Wild chimp language translated

July 3, 2014 - 8:40pm
Researchers say they have worked out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
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Headbanging brain injury warning

July 3, 2014 - 8:28pm
German doctors are highlighting the dangers of headbanging after a 50-year-old man developed bleeding in the brain following a Motorhead concert.
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VIDEO: Chimpanzee gestures translated

July 3, 2014 - 6:26pm
Researchers work out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
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Bee watchers help to map species

July 3, 2014 - 5:40pm
Budding bumblebee enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a research project designed to help save crucial species.
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Wastewater 'triggers US quake surge'

July 3, 2014 - 12:35pm
Disposing of fossil fuel wastewater is likely to have triggered a sharp rise in earthquakes in the US state of Oklahoma, say scientists.
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The growing resistance to antibiotics

July 3, 2014 - 8:43am
Prof Dame Sally Davies answers your questions
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Rosetta edges towards Comet 67P

July 3, 2014 - 7:12am
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is edging ever closer to its quarry - the 4km-wide Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Rival 'inflation' teams to share data

July 3, 2014 - 3:23am
Scientists on rival projects looking for evidence that the early Universe underwent a super-expansion are in discussion about working together and publishing a joint paper.
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