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Brontosaurus dino name is revived

April 7, 2015 - 5:59am
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.
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Will 'golden' California turn brown?

April 6, 2015 - 1:55pm
How will California enforce its strict water rules?
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VIDEO: Fumes in world's filthiest city, Delhi

April 6, 2015 - 10:09am
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Delhi, considered by the World Health Organization to be the most polluted city in the world last year.
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Hadron Collider restarts after pause

April 5, 2015 - 4:30am
The Large Hadron Collider restarts after a two-year rebuild, with scientists hoping it will provide answers to fundamental questions about the universe.
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What next for the Large Hadron Collider?

April 5, 2015 - 3:24am
The LHC sets its sights on a new kind of physics
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VIDEO: Cern prepares for new experiments

April 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
David Shukman visits the Large Hadron Collider to see the final preparations and look at what the next stage of experiments might discover.
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Poaching the creature that's more valuable than gold

April 3, 2015 - 6:42pm
The deadly battle for the animal more valuable than gold
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VIDEO: Crowdfunding boosts biotech industry

April 3, 2015 - 4:42am
Biotechnology start-up companies are increasingly turning to crowdfunding in order to find investors for their business.
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VIDEO: Battle to protect rhinos in SA

April 3, 2015 - 2:25am
A record number of rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in South Africa last year, and fears are growing for the survival of the species in the wild.
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Star's birth glimpsed 'in real time'

April 2, 2015 - 6:37pm
Astronomers witness a key stage in the birth of a very heavy star, using two radio telescope views of the process taken 18 years apart.
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Rabbit and hare population mapped

April 2, 2015 - 6:08pm
Biologists are calling on the public to report sightings of rabbits and hares as part of a conservation effort.
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'Historic' Iran nuclear deal reached

April 2, 2015 - 5:45pm
An outline agreement on the future shape of the Iranian nuclear programme is reached after marathon talks between Iran and six major powers.
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California's drought in pictures

April 2, 2015 - 8:37am
Pictures from California's record-breaking drought
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Bloodhound Diary: Building a 'bullet-proof' car

April 2, 2015 - 7:58am
The Bloodhound car will be bullet-proof as well as fast
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Mars beckons for European satellite

April 2, 2015 - 5:52am
The satellite Europe will be sending to Mars early next year enters its final test programme.
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Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

April 2, 2015 - 2:54am
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.
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'War camel' found in Austrian cellar

April 1, 2015 - 5:40pm
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
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Boost for endangered butterflies

April 1, 2015 - 5:05pm
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.
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Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'

April 1, 2015 - 5:04pm
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.
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Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier

April 1, 2015 - 12:09pm
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.
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