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Crowd dynamics

August 1, 2016 - 8:12pm
The World Music Festival, Womad, hosted a science pavilion this year, but are such initiatives successful?
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Last woolly mammoths 'died of thirst'

August 1, 2016 - 7:39pm
One of the last known populations of woolly mammoths became extinct because of a lack of drinking water, a study concludes.
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Slow-motion replays can distort criminal responsibility

August 1, 2016 - 7:27pm
Slow-motion replays of crimes in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to US research.
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'Hacking nerves can control disease'

August 1, 2016 - 8:09am
Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of disease including type-2 diabetes, a new company says.
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Dartmoor lynx returned to zoo after weeks on run

August 1, 2016 - 7:51am
A lynx that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo is back in his pen after more than three weeks on the run.
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'Amazing' waterspout off Suffolk coast

August 1, 2016 - 4:46am
A whirling column of air and water mist provides a stunning sight off the Suffolk coast.
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Banking brains

August 1, 2016 - 4:34am
Researchers and donors tell the story of how your brain tissue can help with medical research.
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Dissecting brains for medical research

August 1, 2016 - 4:26am
Dr Laura Palmer shows us what happens inside a brain bank and and explains why such donations are vital.
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Pokemon Go 'transformed teenager's life'

August 1, 2016 - 1:48am
A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.
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MH370 was flown into water, says Canadian air crash expert

July 31, 2016 - 11:18pm
One of the world's leading air crash investigators tells Australian TV he believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea.
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Gibraltar caves reveal Neanderthals' secrets

July 31, 2016 - 1:29am
The cave systems at the base of the rock of Gibraltar have just received UNESCO world heritage status, in recognition of the rich insights they bring to the study of Neanderthals.
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May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable

July 30, 2016 - 6:58am
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.
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Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge

July 30, 2016 - 5:41am
Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p charge for them was introduced, government data suggests.
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Lettuce towers and office block farms - is this the future?

July 30, 2016 - 2:19am
Towers of lettuce and pak choi, or a three-storey farm in an office building - could this be the future of farming?
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Hinkley Point: EDF's UK boss 'confident' of go ahead

July 29, 2016 - 8:05pm
The boss of EDF in the UK says he is confident the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be built, despite the government delaying its approval.
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New Yorkers flock to foul flower

July 29, 2016 - 7:13pm
A rare, and extremely pungent. 'corpse flower' has bloomed in New York Botanical Garden.
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Drop in little terns numbers concerns RSPB

July 29, 2016 - 5:19pm
The RSPB is concerned after the number of little terns nesting in the UK's biggest colony dropped by almost half.
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Heavy lifting

July 29, 2016 - 1:51pm
Andy Green looks at the logistics involved in getting the Bloodhound supersonic car to South Africa next year so that it can begin its assault on the world land speed record.
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Lava pictures from 'smiling' Hawaiian Kilauea volcano eruption

July 29, 2016 - 5:21am
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"
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Australia plans new co-ordinates to fix sat-nav gap

July 29, 2016 - 3:17am
Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
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