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Red card for 'greenest' government

September 15, 2014 - 7:44pm
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.
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VIDEO: 'Audacious' comet landing site chosen

September 15, 2014 - 5:45pm
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.
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Build your Martian dream home

September 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?
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Goldfish has brain operation

September 15, 2014 - 11:46am
An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.
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US gas leaks not caused by fracking

September 15, 2014 - 7:16am
A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.
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VIDEO: Apes to rulers of the world

September 15, 2014 - 3:46am
Nick Higham talks to Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari about his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Rosetta comet landing site chosen

September 15, 2014 - 3:14am
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.
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Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'

September 15, 2014 - 12:28am
The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.
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Mers: Saudis in push to keep Hajj free from deadly virus

September 14, 2014 - 10:07pm
Have Saudis done enough to keep Hajj safe from deadly virus?
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Brazil builds giant Amazon tower

September 14, 2014 - 3:51pm
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.
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Decision due on comet landing site

September 14, 2014 - 11:13am
The European Space Agency is about to announce the site on Comet 67P where the Rosetta mission will try to make a historic landing.
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Ban on shark trade comes into force

September 13, 2014 - 8:52pm
In a significant step forward for shark conservation, all trade in five named species is to be regulated from today.
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Alien species making England home

September 13, 2014 - 5:11pm
Why do terrapins live in canals?
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Pakistan-India monsoon floods: Averting future disasters

September 12, 2014 - 7:22pm
Dams and reservoirs could mitigate South Asia floods
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Future of Scottish science contested

September 12, 2014 - 5:21pm
What impact could Scotland vote have on research?
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VIDEO: Formula E ready to race

September 12, 2014 - 9:17am
Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.
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Drugs 'entering waterways' through urine

September 12, 2014 - 5:01am
As drugs pass through us, they enter the UK's waterways., leading to a startling change in the habits of wildlife.
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Progress for giant laser instrument

September 12, 2014 - 4:07am
The Advanced Ligo instrument, a laser "ruler" built to measure the traces of gravitational waves, is progressing at amazing speed, scientists say.
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Mars probe 'inspired by lobsters'

September 12, 2014 - 2:35am
Designers of new Mars instrument draw on nature
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Western Australia shark cull blocked

September 11, 2014 - 10:02pm
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".
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