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Hawking: AI could end human race

December 2, 2014 - 7:02am
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race".
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Controversial DNA test comes to UK

December 2, 2014 - 5:24am
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US has launched in the UK.
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HIV evolving 'into milder form'

December 1, 2014 - 3:41pm
HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.
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Climate talks open as world heats up

December 1, 2014 - 10:21am
Delegates are set to meet in Peru to try and agree a negotiating text for a new global climate deal to be signed at the end of 2015.
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Scientists make enzymes from scratch

December 1, 2014 - 10:17am
Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.
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US footballers 'show brain changes'

December 1, 2014 - 12:00am
After one season of playing American football, some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains even when they did not suffer concussion, a small study suggests.
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VIDEO: Scientific posts could go at Kew

November 30, 2014 - 3:49am
More than 50 science jobs at Kew gardens could go
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VIDEO: New threat to humpback whales?

November 30, 2014 - 1:28am
Once hunted to near extinction, the humpback whales of the Canadian Pacific are back in larger numbers, and the government has downgraded their status from "threatened" to that "of special concern".
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Graphene promise for body armour

November 28, 2014 - 4:44am
The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.
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VIDEO: Grey squirrels 'should be culled'

November 28, 2014 - 2:15am
The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.
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How could we intervene to change the climate?

November 27, 2014 - 7:49pm
The possibilities of geo-engineering
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Bear back in Chernobyl after century

November 27, 2014 - 7:23pm
Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.
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Finding long lost treasures of the deep

November 27, 2014 - 6:16pm
Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker
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The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green

November 27, 2014 - 6:13pm
Why going green isn't good for everyone
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VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives

November 27, 2014 - 1:58am
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
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Somerset flood spend 'driven by politics', say experts

November 26, 2014 - 8:56pm
Did politics or science drive flood protection effort?
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Risk from extreme weather rises

November 26, 2014 - 7:42pm
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
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Tracing the Ebola outbreak

November 26, 2014 - 6:32pm
Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread
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AUDIO: Horned dinosaur species identified

November 26, 2014 - 8:27am
A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.
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UK team's data bonanza from comet

November 26, 2014 - 7:46am
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
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