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VIDEO: Ants may hold key to search and rescue

May 7, 2015 - 7:49am
Ant behaviour may hold the key to developing for more effective techniques for search and rescue.
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CO2 levels reach monthly record

May 7, 2015 - 5:46am
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.
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Bloodhound Diary: 'Speed bumps' on the way to 1,000mph

May 7, 2015 - 4:16am
Who said building a 1,000mph car would be easy?
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VIDEO: Bird poll gets Britons all in a flutter

May 7, 2015 - 2:02am
The polls may close tonight in Britain's general election but there is another big vote happening to find out Britain's favourite bird.
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VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels

May 7, 2015 - 12:41am
An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.
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Invasive ants are extreme excavators

May 6, 2015 - 8:22pm
Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.
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VIDEO: How much is the sea worth?

May 6, 2015 - 5:05pm
As the WWF releases a report on the economic value of the world's oceans, BBC News looks at their findings, and the value of auditing nature.
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Microbe is relative of complex life

May 6, 2015 - 3:45pm
A newly discovered microbe could help solve one of the most controversial puzzles in modern biology.
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Spacecraft 'to fall back on Friday'

May 6, 2015 - 3:05pm
A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.
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VIDEO: Japan giant solar farm from the air

May 6, 2015 - 2:03pm
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a vast solar farm in Kagoshima to see how Japan is trying to move on from nuclear power.
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Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam

May 6, 2015 - 10:41am
British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.
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Forests 'pivotal' for food security

May 6, 2015 - 10:23am
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.
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SpaceX tests launch abort system

May 6, 2015 - 7:02am
SpaceX puts its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort - a demonstration of how the ship would cope with a pad emergency.
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Election 2015: What's important for rural voters?

May 6, 2015 - 5:12am
The vote of those living in the countryside is crucial in this election, but what issues are important to them?
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Tornado as storms hit north Germany

May 6, 2015 - 3:09am
Violent storms sweep northern Germany, triggering a tornado that hit a small town and leaving one person dead in Hamburg.
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Pop music 'saw three revolutions'

May 6, 2015 - 2:19am
The evolution of thousands of pop songs spanning from 1960 to 2010 is analysed by scientists.
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Feathery fossils re-date early birds

May 5, 2015 - 12:17pm
Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
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Microwave baffles space scientists

May 5, 2015 - 11:54am
Australian scientists discover that mysterious signals hitting a renowned space telescope are actually from microwaves.
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Ice cores show 200-year climate lag

May 5, 2015 - 9:55am
Scientists find 200 year lag time between past climate events at poles, according to a new study in Nature.
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LHC restart sees first collisions

May 5, 2015 - 7:40am
For the first time since 2013, the Large Hadron Collider smashes protons together - albeit at fairly low energies for now.
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