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The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

April 6, 2014 - 7:39pm
Was mysterious manuscript forged by bookseller?
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Mainframes clock up half-century

April 6, 2014 - 5:39pm
IBM mainframe celebrates its half-century
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Bird of prey trap death condemned

April 6, 2014 - 4:59am
Wildlife organisations condemn the illegal trapping of birds after a buzzard was found fatally injured in the Peak District National Park.
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VIDEO: 'Your ladybirds are in the post'

April 6, 2014 - 3:21am
Ladybirds are a good, natural way to combat garden pests, according to one wildlife expert.
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Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

April 5, 2014 - 8:08pm
Story of UK scientist who isolated cancer virus
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Science does theatre with a bang

April 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?
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VIDEO: Explosive theatre: Bringing science to life

April 5, 2014 - 5:06pm
Could live theatre be the best way to engage children's passion for science?
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VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

April 5, 2014 - 6:51am
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.
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VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

April 4, 2014 - 1:37pm
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.
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VIDEO: Peake on his preparations for ISS

April 4, 2014 - 11:11am
Major Tim Peake is due to begin his visit the International Space Station to carrying out scientific experiments at the end of 2015.
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VIDEO: Why is it hard to build a kangaroo?

April 4, 2014 - 9:14am
A German technology firm have developed a digital marsupial, a robotic kangaroo that can leap and land with precision.
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High pollution levels 'begin to ease'

April 4, 2014 - 8:56am
Air pollution over most parts of the UK is beginning to ease as forecasters predict it could be blown away by "clean Atlantic air".
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Bloodhound Diary: Coping with volcano conditions

April 4, 2014 - 6:44am
Stressing the components inside a 1,000mph car
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VIDEO: Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

April 4, 2014 - 2:03am
The BBC's Nick Higham talks to James Lovelock, the author of Rough Ride to the Future, which predicts the earth's future
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The woman who got 'slothified'

April 3, 2014 - 5:10pm
The woman who lost a dog and gained 200 sloths
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Nasa trains robot doctor in space

April 3, 2014 - 5:02pm
Nasa's robot doctor will see you now
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VIDEO: Saturn moon hides 'great lake'

April 3, 2014 - 3:58pm
The evidence for an ocean of water under the surface of one of Saturn's moons is overwhelming, according to scientists. Pallab Ghosh reports.
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EU launches flagship space project

April 3, 2014 - 3:30pm
The European Union begins the roll-out of its multi-billion-euro series of Earth-observation satellites called Sentinels.
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Saturn moon hides 'great lake'

April 3, 2014 - 12:33pm
New measurements by Nasa's Cassini probe suggest Saturn's moon Enceladus hides a mass of liquid water as big as Lake Superior under its icy surface.
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VIDEO: The woman who got 'slothified'

April 3, 2014 - 12:25pm
Monique Pool is used to rescuing and rehabilitating sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname - but even she was left struggling when 200 arrived at once.
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