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China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope

July 4, 2016 - 2:16am
China has fitted the final piece on what is set to be the world's largest radio telescope, the size of 30 football fields and worth $180m (£135m).
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'Grown' drones and hypersonic speeds

July 2, 2016 - 10:36pm
The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale finds out more about the development of new military technology, including whether a drone can be chemically "grown".
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The lion herding sheep in Russia's Dagestan

July 2, 2016 - 1:20pm
This lion's role on a farm in northern Russia will surprise you.
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Juno mission: British rocket engine ready for Jupiter task

July 2, 2016 - 10:41am
When the US space agency’s latest probe to Jupiter tries to enter into orbit around the planet on Tuesday, it will be relying on a British rocket engine.
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State of play

July 2, 2016 - 3:36am
UK science is one of the biggest winners from Britain's membership of the EU. Now it stands to lose the most from Brexit.
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Orangutans return home after Indonesia forest fires

July 1, 2016 - 4:28am
Three orangutans rescued from forest fires in Indonesia are returned to the wild by International Animal Rescue workers.
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Late scientist Tom Kibble wins award for particle work

June 30, 2016 - 6:06pm
Prof Sir Tom Kibble is posthumously awarded the highest UK honour for physics.
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Predicting the internet

June 30, 2016 - 5:45pm
Futurologist Alvin Toffler predicted everything from the rise of the Internet to the decline of the nuclear family, but he wasn't always right
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'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole

June 30, 2016 - 2:23pm
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
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Call to assure status of EU scientists in UK post-Brexit

June 30, 2016 - 8:51am
The president of the Royal Society calls on the government to guarantee the residency of EU citizens in the UK.
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Climate change: UK backs world-leading climate target

June 30, 2016 - 5:55am
The UK government has set a world-leading climate change target up to the early 2030s.
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Rosetta comet probe given termination date

June 30, 2016 - 3:24am
The Rosetta probe will be crash-landed on Comet 67P on Friday 30 September, the European Space Agency has confirmed.
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Climate change: UK to set new emissions target

June 29, 2016 - 5:04pm
A world-leading climate change target up to the early 2030s is set to be confirmed by the British government, cutting emissions by 57%.
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Paul Nurse: 'Research needs free movement to thrive'

June 29, 2016 - 4:55pm
Sir Paul Nurse says UK science will suffer unless any post-Brexit agreement allows the free movement of people.
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Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable

June 29, 2016 - 3:04pm
Human disturbances are putting the Amazon rainforest at greater risk of fire, say researchers.
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Amazon fires: how we make rainforest more flammable

June 29, 2016 - 11:10am
Human disturbances are making the Amazon rainforest 'more flammable' say researchers.
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Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM

June 29, 2016 - 6:17am
Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.
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Automated amphibian teaches us to walk

June 29, 2016 - 6:15am
Scientists in Switzerland have created a robotic salamander that mimics the gait of the ancient amphibian in great detail.
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Nasa tests its most powerful booster yet

June 28, 2016 - 1:05pm
Nasa has conducted a second round of test on a booster which is designed to send human beings deep into space.
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World class science 'will endure' in UK after Brexit

June 28, 2016 - 12:29pm
The UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson, says that world class research will "endure" following the Brexit.
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