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Saturn moon hides 'great lake'

April 3, 2014 - 12:33pm
New measurements by Nasa's Cassini probe suggest Saturn's moon Enceladus hides a mass of liquid water as big as Lake Superior under its icy surface.
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VIDEO: The woman who got 'slothified'

April 3, 2014 - 12:25pm
Monique Pool is used to rescuing and rehabilitating sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname - but even she was left struggling when 200 arrived at once.
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VIDEO: Changing weather to ease pollution

April 3, 2014 - 11:38am
The Met Office expect changing weather to begin to move the high levels of air pollution affecting parts of the UK in the next 24 hours.
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Top doctor backs 'garden gym' idea

April 3, 2014 - 9:32am
One of the UK's top doctors says there is an accumulating body of evidence that highlights a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing.
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AUDIO: How the zebra got its stripes

April 3, 2014 - 8:24am
Why do zebras have stripes? Scientists at the University of California reveal the answer.
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No expansion for badger culling

April 3, 2014 - 7:32am
The government has said it will not expand badger culling to other areas this year to reduce TB in cattle.
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VIDEO: How polluted is central London?

April 3, 2014 - 3:06am
Andrew Grieve, who is the senior air quality analyst at King's College, London, talks to Carol Kirkwood about pollution levels in the city.
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VIDEO: Dinosaur chase scene reconstructed

April 3, 2014 - 1:19am
Scientists digitally reconstruct the scene of a dinosaur 110 million year-old dinosaur chase.
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EU set to roll out big space project

April 2, 2014 - 6:40pm
The European Union begins the roll-out on Thursday of the biggest Earth-observation programme ever conceived - with the launch of the Sentinel-1a radar satellite from French Guiana.
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Dinosaur chase scene reconstructed

April 2, 2014 - 5:43pm
Scientists digitally reconstruct the scene of a dinosaur chase - preserved in the mud of an ancient river bed in Texas.
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Project to protect vulnerable birds

April 2, 2014 - 5:18pm
Scottish gamekeepers begin their biggest ever conservation project aimed at halting the decline of the nation's vulnerable wading birds.
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Air pollution reaches high levels

April 2, 2014 - 3:13pm
Air pollution has reached "high levels" in parts of Greater London, rural south-east England, and towns and cities in East Anglia, Defra confirms.
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Lonely golden eagle seeks partner

April 2, 2014 - 1:03pm
England's only resident golden eagle is looking for a new mate - 10 years after his last one disappeared.
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'Love drug' increases group lying

April 2, 2014 - 10:18am
Members of a group are more likely to lie after they inhale the "love hormone" oxytocin, a study finds.
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Pollution to spread across England

April 2, 2014 - 8:28am
Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.
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Sentinel satellites promise data explosion

April 2, 2014 - 7:57am
New satellite fleet to keep a constant watch on Earth.
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Five low-tech ways to cope with air pollution

April 2, 2014 - 7:28am
Five low-tech ways to cope with air pollution
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US Navy tests robot fire-fighters

April 2, 2014 - 6:00am
A humanoid fire-fighting robot is to be tested by the US Navy as the latest move towards a more robotic military.
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Missing vulture found on island

April 2, 2014 - 4:00am
A vulture that went missing from a bird of prey centre in central Scotland is found 100 miles away on the island of Islay.
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VIDEO: Disaster declared after Chile quake

April 2, 2014 - 3:18am
Chile declares three northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas, with at least five people left dead.
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