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Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

April 29, 2016 - 10:02am
President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.
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'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts

April 29, 2016 - 4:24am
Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.
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VIDEO: Meet the decoys protecting tiny seabirds

April 29, 2016 - 2:16am
Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.
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Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

April 29, 2016 - 1:55am
Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.
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What is the most expensive object on Earth?

April 29, 2016 - 12:47am
Will a new UK nuclear power station be the most expensive thing ever built?
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Tim Peake to control rover from space

April 28, 2016 - 10:55pm
British astronaut Tim Peake is set to take part in an experiment to control a space rover on Earth from his base on the International Space Station.
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Japan to abandon space satellite forever

April 28, 2016 - 10:40pm
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
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'Secret of youth' in ginger gene

April 28, 2016 - 6:16pm
Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
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Gene therapy reverses sight loss

April 28, 2016 - 4:25pm
A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.
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VIDEO: Gene therapy could reverse sight loss

April 28, 2016 - 11:44am
A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.
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New EU radar satellite takes first image

April 28, 2016 - 10:42am
The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.
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Neonics 'not equally harmful' to bees

April 28, 2016 - 10:04am
The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.
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Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

April 28, 2016 - 2:00am
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.
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Delayed Russian rocket lifts off

April 27, 2016 - 11:55pm
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
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Mars mission by 2018 says SpaceX

April 27, 2016 - 11:42am
Billionaire Elon Musk plans to send his Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018.
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Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

April 27, 2016 - 11:38am
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.
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More clean air zones needed, say MPs

April 27, 2016 - 2:54am
"Clean air zones" targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, MPs say.
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VIDEO: Rescued circus lions to fly to South Africa

April 26, 2016 - 11:18pm
More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
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VIDEO: The world's worst nuclear disaster

April 26, 2016 - 5:26pm
The aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion
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James Webb's mirror is revealed

April 26, 2016 - 8:43am
The covers come off the huge mirror that the James Webb Space Telescope - the planned successor to Hubble - will use to detect the light from the first stars to shine in the Universe.
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