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Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon

September 26, 2016 - 2:22pm
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.
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Europa moon 'spewing water jets'

September 26, 2016 - 12:13pm
Further evidence has been obtained to show that Jupiter's icy moon Europa throws jets of water out into space.
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SpaceX 'Mars' rocket engine tested

September 26, 2016 - 6:44am
Private company SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars.
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'Colossal' wasp nest found in Corby attic

September 26, 2016 - 5:46am
A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.
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China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound

September 26, 2016 - 4:11am
China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.
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Thriving sector

September 25, 2016 - 10:26pm
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.
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Nelly the enemy?

September 25, 2016 - 6:36pm
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.
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Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

September 25, 2016 - 5:08pm
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.
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New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

September 25, 2016 - 5:55am
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
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China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

September 25, 2016 - 3:41am
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.
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Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

September 24, 2016 - 7:28pm
As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.
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Grand Canyon in blue

September 24, 2016 - 5:38pm
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.
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How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden

September 24, 2016 - 5:34pm
A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden
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Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting

September 24, 2016 - 4:34am
The world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid differing views on the survival of elephants.
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Horses can communicate with us - scientists

September 23, 2016 - 5:13pm
Horses have joined a select club of animals that can communicate by pointing to symbols, say scientists.
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Skeleton find could rewrite Roman history

September 23, 2016 - 8:32am
Two skeletons have been discovered in a London graveyard which could change our view of the history of Europe and Asia.
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Species body says extra elephant protection could boost ivory trade

September 23, 2016 - 4:30am
The body tasked with managing trade in endangered species will oppose efforts to increase global protection for elephants, saying it could spark a new trade in ivory.
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Bird flu poses threat to penguins - scientists

September 23, 2016 - 3:00am
Flu carried by migratory birds poses a risk to penguins living in Antarctica, scientists warn.
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Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat'

September 22, 2016 - 7:49pm
Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.
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UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse

September 22, 2016 - 6:37pm
The government is to outline its plans to strengthen collaborative research between the UK and China.
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