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'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

April 5, 2016 - 7:35pm
A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot an 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.
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Is world's greenest office also smart?

April 5, 2016 - 5:03pm
The building is high tech but are the workers on board?
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Project to drill into 'dinosaur crater'

April 5, 2016 - 11:42am
An expedition gets under way to drill into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.
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Pig heart kept beating in baboon

April 5, 2016 - 11:39am
Scientists say they have kept a pig heart alive in a baboon for more than two years.
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Dung clue to Hannibal's Alpine crossing

April 5, 2016 - 5:48am
Scientists may be closer to revealing the route taken by Hannibal as he crossed to Alps to attack ancient Rome.
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Bid to trap raccoon loose in Highlands

April 5, 2016 - 5:01am
An animal welfare charity attempts to trap a raccoon that was spotted several miles from where one was filmed in the Scottish Highlands.
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Species rule change considered

April 4, 2016 - 5:16pm
A government consultation on whether to change the rules governing how contractors deal with protected species when developing sites ends this week.
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Vitamin D 'heals damaged hearts'

April 4, 2016 - 4:51pm
Vitamin D supplements may help people with a failing heart, a study suggests.
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Bizarre fossil 'kept babies on strings'

April 4, 2016 - 1:39pm
A newly discovered 430 million-year-old creature appears to have dragged its offspring around on strings, like underwater kites.
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VIDEO: Footage shows 'passenger' rocket test

April 4, 2016 - 10:32am
Space transportation company Blue Origin say they have successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket, which is capable of carrying six passengers, for the third time.
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The man who culls wallabies by the thousand

April 4, 2016 - 8:44am
Meet the man who shoots 30,000 wallabies a year
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VIDEO: How your brain picks the right word

April 3, 2016 - 5:08am
The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?
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Computer science A-level 1970s style

April 2, 2016 - 6:44pm
Computer science A-levels in the 1970s
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The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa

April 2, 2016 - 2:08am
She may just come from Africa
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Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and glands

April 1, 2016 - 2:13pm
Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.
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Comet 67P presented in silhouette

April 1, 2016 - 9:39am
Perfectly backlit by our star, Comet 67P was photographed in dramatic fashion this week by the Rosetta spacecraft - 260 million km from Earth.
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VIDEO: Turtle treated for buoyancy disorder

March 31, 2016 - 9:27pm
A turtle in Seattle has undergone experimental therapy involving a hyperbaric chamber to try and treat its buoyancy disorder.
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Climate predicts bird populations

March 31, 2016 - 4:40pm
Hundreds of the most common bird species in Europe and the US are having their populations altered by climate change, according to scientists.
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Bat disease jumps to US west coast

March 31, 2016 - 4:38pm
Wildlife officials express concern as white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of bats in eastern US, is detected on the country's west coast.
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US and China to sign climate treaty

March 31, 2016 - 12:05pm
The world's two largest carbon emitters have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.
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