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Oesophageal cancer tests raise hopes for earlier detection

September 6, 2016 - 5:35pm
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.
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Arctic Ocean shipping routes 'to open for months'

September 6, 2016 - 1:13pm
Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.
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Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

September 6, 2016 - 9:05am
Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.
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Could air pollution cause brain damage?

September 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
New research suggests air pollution could be contributing to diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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Planet smash-up 'brought carbon to Earth'

September 5, 2016 - 11:37am
Much of Earth's life-giving carbon could have been delivered in an asteroid collision about 4.4 billion years ago, a theory suggests.
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Airlifting ice from the alps

September 5, 2016 - 10:01am
Ice taken from a retreating Alpine glacier is moved into a freezer at the start of a mission to store it permanently in Antarctica.
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Endangered glaciers: Alpine ice begins Antarctic voyage

September 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Ice taken from a retreating Alpine glacier is moved into a freezer at the start of a mission to store it permanently in Antarctica.
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Philae: Lost comet lander is found

September 5, 2016 - 7:50am
Europe's comet lander Philae, last seen in November 2014, has been identified in new pictures from the Rosetta probe.
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Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

September 5, 2016 - 7:24am
Freddie Mercury is honoured with an asteroid named after him to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.
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Skye's Storr Lochs Monster fossil unveiled in Edinburgh

September 5, 2016 - 5:21am
The fossilised skeleton of a 170 million-year-old Jurassic predator discovered on the Isle of Skye is unveiled in Edinburgh.
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Mary Rose: How the dead were digitised

September 5, 2016 - 4:38am
Human skulls and other artefacts found aboard the Tudor shipwreck, the Mary Rose, are being exhibited online for the first time.
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Drone films white southern right whale calf off Australia

September 5, 2016 - 3:21am
Researchers have captured images of an extremely rare white southern right whale calf off swimming with its mother off the coast of Western Australia.
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Pressure grows on UK to ratify Paris climate change deal

September 4, 2016 - 8:51pm
Pressure is growing on the UK government to ratify the Paris climate change deal immediately.
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Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

September 4, 2016 - 7:28pm
For the first time, skulls and other artefacts from the 1545 wreck of the Mary Rose warship are being exhibited online, as part of a project testing the limits of digital archaeology.
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Fracking fight

September 4, 2016 - 5:26pm
Grace Livingstone talks to members of Mapuche indigenous communities living near a fracking site in Argentina about their concerns for their health and their environment.
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Giant pandas rebound off endangered list

September 4, 2016 - 2:50pm
Decades of conservation efforts by China lead to a rise in the number of giant pandas, as they are taken off the endangered species list.
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Zika pesticide kills millions of bees in South Carolina

September 4, 2016 - 5:14am
Millions of honeybees have been killed in South Carolina after pesticide was sprayed to kill off mosquitoes that could be harbouring the Zika virus.
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Panda twins born at Zoo Atlanta to Lun Lun - again

September 4, 2016 - 3:05am
Lun Lun, a 19-year-old giant panda, has given birth to twins - she also had twins in 2013.
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Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

September 3, 2016 - 8:18am
The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - formally join the Paris global climate agreement.
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Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017, UK government pledges

September 3, 2016 - 5:23am
Plastic microbeads used in cosmetics and cleaning products are to be banned by the end of next year, the UK government pledges.
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