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Carbon in soil vulnerable to warming

September 3, 2014 - 3:32pm
The huge stores of carbon locked in the world's soils are more vulnerable to rising temperatures that previously thought.
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Bloodhound Diary: Three engine equation

September 3, 2014 - 5:27am
The power units needed to drive a 1,000mph car
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British Ebola patient discharged

September 3, 2014 - 5:07am
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery, after being treated in a specialist NHS unit.
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VIDEO: Hydro project's giant screw fitted

September 2, 2014 - 7:58pm
A giant Archimedes screw is lowered into place as part of Lancashire community project to generate power.
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VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

September 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.
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Fast charges drive electric car boom

September 2, 2014 - 5:59pm
New charging tech drives electric car boom
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Economics 'driving language loss'

September 2, 2014 - 5:58pm
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.
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The battle for anonymity on the web

September 2, 2014 - 5:22pm
Horizon meets the pioneer of anti-surveillance web tech
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Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

September 2, 2014 - 5:19pm
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.
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VIDEO: Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

September 2, 2014 - 5:12pm
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.
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VIDEO: The snail farm in my spare bedroom

September 2, 2014 - 5:12pm
Helen Howard started a snail farm in her spare bedroom and allotment seven years ago - now she sells to restaurants and private chefs.
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Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

September 2, 2014 - 5:09pm
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog Natural England.
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DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

September 2, 2014 - 4:56pm
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.
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Monkey leaders have different brains

September 2, 2014 - 12:16pm
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according to their social status
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Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

September 2, 2014 - 11:38am
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

September 2, 2014 - 9:52am
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Badger vaccination scheme under way

September 2, 2014 - 7:58am
A scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis in a bid to tackle the disease in cattle is launched by the government.
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Africa's farmers face failed seasons

September 2, 2014 - 7:12am
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.
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VIDEO: Is it easy for politicians being green?

September 2, 2014 - 4:57am
David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.
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Does limiting the power of appliances save energy?

September 2, 2014 - 4:20am
Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?
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