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VIDEO: Intern invents 'smart' wheelchair

October 4, 2014 - 5:00pm
Why connecting wheelchairs to the net could save lives
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AUDIO: Why do butterflies shimmer?

October 4, 2014 - 2:52am
New research published by the Natural History Museum has shown that it is possible to culture cells from butterfly wings to produce iridescent colours in the laboratory.
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Files to 'print your own' comet

October 3, 2014 - 2:55pm
The European Space Agency releases a shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which, among other things, allows enthusiasts to print their own 3D version of the "ice mountain".
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VIDEO: The car that's powered by air

October 3, 2014 - 8:54am
At the Paris Motor Show, Theo Leggett looks at the Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air - a concept car that brings a new meaning to the term "gas guzzler".
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VIDEO: Hairy pigs restore Dorset heath land

October 3, 2014 - 2:39am
Conservationists have revealed the latest weapon in their fight to preserve and restore threatened heath land in Dorset.
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Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

October 2, 2014 - 5:37pm
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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Marooned baboon: Africa's loneliest monkey

October 2, 2014 - 5:07pm
Meet Robinson - the loneliest monkey in Africa
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Toyota plans for a fuel cell future

October 2, 2014 - 5:03pm
Japan's Toyota says it will prove its critics wrong again
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Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

October 2, 2014 - 2:02pm
As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.
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'Thousands' of new ocean mountains

October 2, 2014 - 12:12pm
New satellite data reveals thousands of previously unrecognised mountains on the bottom of the world's oceans.
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VIDEO: Largest robot fleet maps UK waters

October 2, 2014 - 12:07pm
British scientists are hoping robots will be able to give the most detailed picture yet of life deep below the waterline. The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman reports
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Big robot fleet takes to UK waters

October 2, 2014 - 11:01am
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
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What’s it like being a cat?

October 2, 2014 - 10:32am
How do domestic cats really see the world?
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Ship identified in Franklin search

October 2, 2014 - 9:11am
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

October 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Farmers to protest milk price cuts

October 1, 2014 - 12:45pm
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.
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Moon's hidden valley system revealed

October 1, 2014 - 12:44pm
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.
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VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

October 1, 2014 - 12:20pm
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

October 1, 2014 - 11:04am
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
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Sites vie for European Mars landing

October 1, 2014 - 10:42am
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.
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