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Lasers could 'cloak Earth from aliens'

March 31, 2016 - 10:37am
We should shine lasers into space if we want to hide our presence from alien civilisations, two US-based astronomers suggest.
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VIDEO: How do you bring up a baby gorilla?

March 30, 2016 - 10:08pm
Zookeeper Lynsey Bugg, who has been caring for a baby gorilla until she can be reunited with her mother, has been talking about how she looks after her.
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VIDEO: The sanctuary saving Sumatran tigers

March 30, 2016 - 9:25pm
A rescue centre in Indonesia is trying to rescue Sumatran tigers and save the species from extinction.
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Antarctic melt to 'double sea-level rise'

March 30, 2016 - 3:32pm
Sea levels could rise by more than double the current estimate over the next 100 years, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.
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Age of 'Hobbit' species revised

March 30, 2016 - 2:43pm
The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" probably went extinct at least 50,000 years ago - not the 12,000 years ago initially thought to be the case.
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AUDIO: 'Hobbit' species older than thought

March 30, 2016 - 2:39pm
The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" probably went extinct at least 50,000 years ago - not the 12,000 years ago initially thought to be the case.
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'Dancing' tadpoles discovered in India

March 30, 2016 - 1:46pm
A new tadpole that burrows through sand is discovered in the Western Ghats of India, scientists report.
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Tiny gravity gadget to peer underground

March 30, 2016 - 1:22pm
UK researchers build a device the size of a postage stamp that measures tiny fluctuations in gravity and could help monitor volcanoes or search for oil.
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VIDEO: Dog 'sniffs out' diabetes danger

March 30, 2016 - 12:20pm
A 13-year-old girl from Lancashire with diabetes says she has taught her dog, Pip, to sniff out changes in her blood sugar levels.
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VIDEO: Race to save Japan's lost satellite

March 30, 2016 - 10:59am
Scientists and engineers in Japan are scrambling to save a satellite and more than a quarter of a billion dollars of investment tumbling out of control in space.
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Ancient fossil was 'nearly a spider'

March 29, 2016 - 6:10pm
Scientists say a 305 million-year-old fossil is the closest ancient relative to "true spiders" ever discovered.
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Trees 'tolerant to EU olive threat'

March 29, 2016 - 12:46pm
Laboratory tests show some varieties of olive trees appear to be resistant to an invasive pathogen that poses a serious risk to Europe's olive industry.
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VIDEO: Is coral bleaching getting worse?

March 29, 2016 - 9:22am
Evidence that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".
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Japanese satellite lost in space?

March 29, 2016 - 8:13am
Dozens of Japanese engineers and scientists are scrambling to save an X-ray satellite - and more than a quarter of a billion dollars of investment - tumbling out of control in space.
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Arctic winter's sluggish sea-ice growth

March 29, 2016 - 5:40am
Although winter Arctic sea-ice extent has been the smallest on record this year, it is unclear yet whether its volume will also mark a new low.
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Barrier Reef hit by 'worst' bleaching

March 28, 2016 - 8:26pm
Evidence that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".
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VIDEO: Polar bear romance in Scottish highlands

March 27, 2016 - 1:23am
Hopes are growing that the UK may soon have its first polar bear cub in 25 years, after Victoria and Arktos, two bears at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, started mating.
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VIDEO: 'Cat-in-the-box' survives eight days in post

March 26, 2016 - 12:06pm
A cat has survived eight days trapped in a box of DVDs which was posted from Cornwall to West Sussex.
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VIDEO: Giant panda enjoys tiny bubble bath

March 26, 2016 - 2:50am
Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo has released footage of its giant panda, Tian Tian, enjoying a bubble bath.
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Synthetic bug given 'fewest genes'

March 25, 2016 - 3:24am
Scientists take another step in their quest to understand the bare genetic essentials of life, producing a laboratory bacterium that has only 473 genes - fewer than any independent bug in nature.
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