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Plastic in sea is 'fast food for fish'

June 2, 2016 - 4:49pm
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, researchers say.
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Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake

June 2, 2016 - 9:06am
Nepal's army begins work to drain rising waters in a lake near Everest, one the highest projects of its kind.
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Monk held over tiger skin 'smuggling'

June 2, 2016 - 6:29am
A monk is detained for attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple accused of animal trafficking, Thai authorities say.
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First two Slovenian 'dragon eggs' hatch

June 2, 2016 - 5:25am
Following a four-month wait, the clutch of eggs belonging to a curious Slovenian cave salamander has started to hatch.
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King Tut's knife 'made from meteorite'

June 2, 2016 - 3:00am
A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.
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MPs sound alarm on neglected soils

June 1, 2016 - 7:32pm
MPs warn that continued soil degradation risks putting some of the UK’s most productive agricultural land beyond profitable use within a generation.
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VIDEO: Meet science's most famous insect

June 1, 2016 - 12:25pm
The scientific mystery behind one of British science's most famous insects has finally been solved.
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Pluto's 'beating heart' explained

June 1, 2016 - 11:35am
The spectacular, flat landscape that dominates the left side of Pluto's icy "heart" can now be explained, say scientists.
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Textbook moth's dark secret revealed

June 1, 2016 - 11:05am
Scientists unravel details of the famous mutation that turned moths black during the industrial revolution.
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MSPs back fracking ban as SNP abstain

June 1, 2016 - 10:16am
MSPs vote in favour of a Labour amendment calling for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland as SNP members abstain.
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Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

June 1, 2016 - 8:37am
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
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Forty dead tiger cubs at Thai temple

June 1, 2016 - 6:23am
Forty dead tiger cubs are found in a freezer at a famous Thai Buddhist temple that is being closed amid accusations of trafficking and abuse.
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UK's 'oldest' hand-written document found

June 1, 2016 - 5:01am
Roman tablets discovered during excavations in London include the oldest hand-written document ever found in Britain, archaeologists say.
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University responds to missed aurora

June 1, 2016 - 3:35am
Aurora Borealis watchers switch from using detection equipment in England to kit in Scotland after missing spectacular displays in March.
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VIDEO: Peake: Spacewalk my finest moment

June 1, 2016 - 12:20am
While Tim Peake has been in space he has handed out Brit Awards, run the London Marathon, and even done a spacewalk.
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Green energy surges to record levels

May 31, 2016 - 6:52pm
The world added far more renewable energy sources than fossil fuels in 2015, with developing countries overtaking richer nations on green spending.
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Engineering triumph

May 31, 2016 - 5:19pm
As Switzerland opens the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes assesses the huge challenge that engineers faced.
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Asteroids 'dumped water in molten Moon'

May 31, 2016 - 1:38pm
Water found deep in the Moon was delivered when icy asteroids splashed into magma oceans 4.3 billion years ago, a study suggests.
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Baking soda 'sponge' to capture carbon

May 31, 2016 - 4:03am
Scientists in California are testing a spongy material made with the key ingredient of baking soda as means of capturing carbon emissions.
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Officials seize tigers from Thai temple

May 30, 2016 - 9:20pm
Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
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