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Europe's combat drone challenge

July 15, 2014 - 5:02pm
Europe develops advance unmanned combat planes
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Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

July 15, 2014 - 11:35am
Europe's Rosetta probe acquires some sensational new images of its comet quarry, showing what appears to be two distinct parts in contact with each other.
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Wild bees disappear across the UK

July 15, 2014 - 10:56am
Does disappearance of wild honeybees matter?
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Science minister has tough job ahead

July 15, 2014 - 10:04am
Greg Clark has a tough act to follow as the new science and universities minister, commentators say.
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Scottish wildcat 'safe haven' set up

July 15, 2014 - 8:42am
A location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in the north west Highlands has been designated as a Scottish wildcat sanctuary.
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Spaceport Britain: 'No challenge is insurmountable'

July 15, 2014 - 8:10am
Can we really have a British spaceport by 2018?
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Do friends have similar genomes?

July 15, 2014 - 2:29am
A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.
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VIDEO: One giant step: UK set for spaceport

July 15, 2014 - 12:16am
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh reports from a potential spaceport site in north Wales, one of eight aerodromes to be shortlisted in the UK as a base for spaceplane flights.
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Bloodhound Diary: Sitting pretty

July 14, 2014 - 11:43pm
Designing the inside of a 1,000mph car
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VIDEO: SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

July 14, 2014 - 8:23pm
A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida, after a two month delay.
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Haul of giant snails seized in LA

July 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
Scores of giant African snails, still alive, have been seized by US customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport.
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All aboard: China's railway dream

July 14, 2014 - 6:04pm
Is China revolutionising high-speed rail travel?
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VIDEO: Life beyond earth in '10 to 20 years'

July 14, 2014 - 9:56am
Astronomer Michael Merrifield says we are 'Pretty close' to finding life outside Earth
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VIDEO: Rare bluefin tuna found in Cornwall

July 14, 2014 - 8:48am
A rare bluefin tuna fish has been discovered by group of friends in Kingsand, Cornwall.
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Kayakers haul rare tuna fish ashore

July 14, 2014 - 7:00am
A group of kayakers tow a "monster" bluefin tuna fish to a Cornish beach after it is found floating in the sea.
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Dolphin attacks on bay porpoises

July 14, 2014 - 3:06am
Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.
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NZ fights 'plague' of stoats and rats

July 14, 2014 - 3:03am
New Zealand approves mass poisoning to protect native wildlife.
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'Antibiotic' honey search begins

July 14, 2014 - 12:38am
Scientists looking for a new antibiotic are testing Welsh honey samples to see if they can provide a solution.
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Scotland could host UK spaceport

July 12, 2014 - 5:04pm
The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
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China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

July 12, 2014 - 10:20am
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.
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