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Funds for farmers who fight flooding

January 21, 2016 - 6:51pm
Details are emerging of plans to pay farmers who manage their land in a way that helps prevent flooding in towns and cities.
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'UK astronaut' on living with cancer

January 21, 2016 - 3:53pm
British-born astronaut Piers Sellers tells of living life at "20 times normal speed" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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VIDEO: Attenborough on 'largest dinosaur' discovery

January 21, 2016 - 2:13pm
Sir David Attenborough speaks to Huw Edwards about the discovery of a new species of titanosaur, which is the biggest animal ever to walk the earth.
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Come in #PlanetNine

January 21, 2016 - 10:52am
US astronomers claim to have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System. We asked you to send us your suggested names for this new arrival.
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Ancient 'massacre' unearthed in Kenya

January 21, 2016 - 9:29am
Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers, at a site in northern Kenya.
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VIDEO: Does the ninth planet really exist?

January 21, 2016 - 9:29am
Why do astronomers in the US think there they have discovered a ninth planet in the solar system?
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Reconstructing the 'world's biggest dinosaur'

January 21, 2016 - 6:27am
The discovery of what may be the world's biggest dinosaur is told in a new BBC One documentary.
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VIDEO: Baby otters found at Florida home

January 21, 2016 - 3:44am
Three baby otters have been found outside a Florida home in Palm Shores.
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VIDEO: Sperm whale rescued off Japan coast

January 21, 2016 - 3:10am
A sperm whale stranded on a beach in Western Japan is dragged back out to sea by fishermen.
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'Extinct' frog rediscovered in India

January 20, 2016 - 9:33pm
A tree frog that feeds its young unfertilised eggs and was thought to have died out more than a century ago has been rediscovered in India.
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Tuneful song reveals new Indian bird

January 20, 2016 - 6:38pm
Scientists studying birds in the Himalayas discover that one species of thrush is in fact two.
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Toxic algae triggers dementia brain changes

January 20, 2016 - 6:36pm
Exposure to toxin from algae linked to dementia
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Is Hyperloop the future of travel?

January 20, 2016 - 6:21pm
Nevada desert home to ambitious transport project
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VIDEO: 'I'm sceptical about ninth planet'

January 20, 2016 - 5:47pm
Nasa's chief scientist says she is a bit "sceptical" about the existence of a ninth planet in our Solar System.
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VIDEO: Warmest year 'one of violent extremes'

January 20, 2016 - 1:44pm
Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest on record, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and US.
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Welsh dinosaur named 'dragon thief'

January 20, 2016 - 1:06pm
A 201-million-year-old dinosaur that fell out of a cliff face in Wales in 2014 is formally named Dracoraptor hanigani - the "dragon thief".
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Case made for 'ninth planet'

January 20, 2016 - 12:13pm
American astronomers say they have strong evidence that there is a ninth planet in our Solar System orbiting far beyond even the dwarf world Pluto.
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Five planets align in dawn sky

January 20, 2016 - 12:09pm
Five planets will align across the dawn sky on Wednesday in a rare treat for skywatchers.
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2015 'shattered' temperature record

January 20, 2016 - 10:36am
Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest since records began, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and the US.
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What is China doing to clean its air?

January 19, 2016 - 7:08pm
What is China doing to clean its air?
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