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GM moths 'can curb pest invasion'

July 16, 2015 - 7:37am
A genetically modified moth could help curb a major pest of vegetable crops around the world, research suggests.
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Live kestrel trapped in car grille

July 16, 2015 - 7:28am
A kestrel that flew into a car's grille is released by garage mechanics.
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'Winged dragon' dinosaur discovered

July 16, 2015 - 7:04am
Scientists discover a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.
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The 'impossible' zero-carbon house

July 16, 2015 - 5:50am
Designers at Cardiff University say they have built a low-cost, zero-carbon house - just the sort of home Chancellor George Osborne once described as impossible.
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VIDEO: New Horizons gives new view of Pluto

July 16, 2015 - 3:52am
Evan Davis speaks to the principal investigator on Nasa's mission to Pluto, Dr Alan Stern.
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VIDEO: Do electric cars suit everyday use?

July 16, 2015 - 2:53am
The technology in electric cars has been around for a few years, but concerns about range and price prevented many people from taking them seriously, John Maguire took one for a spin.
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VIDEO: Pluto revelations 'not what we expected'

July 15, 2015 - 4:30pm
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe have revealed.
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VIDEO: What do new Pluto images reveal?

July 15, 2015 - 4:04pm
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe have revealed.
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Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto

July 15, 2015 - 2:53pm
Pluto has mountains as high as those in the Rockies, new images from the New Horizons probe show.
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VIDEO: Hawking's tribute to Pluto mission team

July 15, 2015 - 8:04am
Stephen Hawking has congratulated the New Horizons team and NASA for their successful mission to the dwarf planet Pluto.
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Pluto: What have we learned so far?

July 15, 2015 - 6:21am
What have we learned about Pluto so far?
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Solar Impulse grounded until 2016

July 15, 2015 - 5:58am
The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year because of the damage sustained by its batteries on the last leg of its global quest.
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Fracking in UK 'could be safe'

July 15, 2015 - 4:05am
Fracking could potentially be done safely in the UK under "rigorous regulation", but it is too early to say whether it would be "a good idea", a report says.
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Are Britain's footpaths in slow decay?

July 15, 2015 - 2:32am
Are Britain's footpaths in slow decay?
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VIDEO: Stranded shark rescued from beach

July 15, 2015 - 1:59am
A great white shark has been rescued after it was stranded on shore.
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VIDEO: First look inside UK's new high speed train

July 15, 2015 - 1:57am
Richard Westcott goes for a ride on Britain's newest high speed train, which will replace the InterCity 125.
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VIDEO: Pluto probe makes contact

July 14, 2015 - 8:46pm
A signal has been received from the New Horizons probe, which soared past Pluto on Tuesday.
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Nasa probe survives Pluto encounter

July 14, 2015 - 7:06pm
A signal received from the New Horizons spacecraft shows that it survived its historic encounter with Pluto.
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What does rosemary do to your brain?

July 14, 2015 - 5:15pm
What does rosemary do to your brain?
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Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

July 14, 2015 - 1:14pm
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, approaching within 12,500km of the icy world.
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