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VIDEO: Hairy pigs restore Dorset heath land

October 3, 2014 - 2:39am
Conservationists have revealed the latest weapon in their fight to preserve and restore threatened heath land in Dorset.
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Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

October 2, 2014 - 5:37pm
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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Marooned baboon: Africa's loneliest monkey

October 2, 2014 - 5:07pm
Meet Robinson - the loneliest monkey in Africa
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Toyota plans for a fuel cell future

October 2, 2014 - 5:03pm
Japan's Toyota says it will prove its critics wrong again
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Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

October 2, 2014 - 2:02pm
As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.
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'Thousands' of new ocean mountains

October 2, 2014 - 12:12pm
New satellite data reveals thousands of previously unrecognised mountains on the bottom of the world's oceans.
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VIDEO: Largest robot fleet maps UK waters

October 2, 2014 - 12:07pm
British scientists are hoping robots will be able to give the most detailed picture yet of life deep below the waterline. The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman reports
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Big robot fleet takes to UK waters

October 2, 2014 - 11:01am
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
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What’s it like being a cat?

October 2, 2014 - 10:32am
How do domestic cats really see the world?
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Ship identified in Franklin search

October 2, 2014 - 9:11am
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

October 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Farmers to protest milk price cuts

October 1, 2014 - 12:45pm
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.
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Moon's hidden valley system revealed

October 1, 2014 - 12:44pm
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.
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VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

October 1, 2014 - 12:20pm
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

October 1, 2014 - 11:04am
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
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Sites vie for European Mars landing

October 1, 2014 - 10:42am
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano: Death toll reaches 48

October 1, 2014 - 7:08am
12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.
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Chimp culture captured on camera

October 1, 2014 - 3:13am
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
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US and India sign space agreement

October 1, 2014 - 1:09am
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.
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Panama opens biodiversity museum

September 30, 2014 - 3:34pm
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
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