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Australia plans new co-ordinates to fix sat-nav gap

July 29, 2016 - 3:17am
Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
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Civic pride 'can help sustain urban biodiversity'

July 29, 2016 - 1:44am
The establishment of community gardens in inner city areas can boost social and ecological wellbeing, suggest researchers.
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Large Abelisaurus Dinosaur dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia

July 29, 2016 - 1:12am
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur
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Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal

July 29, 2016 - 12:41am
Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.
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Have you ever seen one of these?

July 28, 2016 - 6:10pm
It's a rare albino squirrel, living in a garden in Sussex.
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Debate needed on 1.5C temperature target

July 28, 2016 - 6:06pm
Scientists are calling for a "thoughtful debate" about the wisdom of global attempts to limit temperature rises under 1.5C.
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English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call

July 28, 2016 - 5:07pm
Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.
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Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California

July 28, 2016 - 4:10pm
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
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How a huge school of sharks 'flips the food pyramid'

July 28, 2016 - 11:33am
Ecologists discover a food web beneath the waves of French Polynesia that is both unusual and spectacular.
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Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

July 28, 2016 - 7:39am
The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.
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PM wants positive outcome for science in Brexit talks

July 28, 2016 - 6:21am
The Prime Minister has said that she wants to ensure a positive outcome for science in negotiations to leave the European Union.
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Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues

July 28, 2016 - 3:09am
The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.
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MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'

July 27, 2016 - 6:46pm
The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.
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Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

July 27, 2016 - 5:06pm
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot 'roars with heat'

July 27, 2016 - 11:12am
Astronomers discover that Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves.
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Time to say goodbye

July 27, 2016 - 11:10am
As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.
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Clever koalas learn to cross the road safely

July 27, 2016 - 10:21am
Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.
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Farewell to Philae as lander comms cut

July 27, 2016 - 6:04am
Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander
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X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton

July 27, 2016 - 5:37am
Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.
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Orangutan 'copies human speech'

July 27, 2016 - 3:10am
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.
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