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WoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life

March 12, 2015 - 6:30am
A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.
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VIDEO: Volcano eruption creates new island

March 12, 2015 - 5:57am
Video footage has been released which show the volcano eruption off Tonga which led to the creation of new Pacific island.
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'Giant lobster' ate like a whale

March 12, 2015 - 4:55am
A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.
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Should the lynx be reintroduced to Britain?

March 11, 2015 - 5:20pm
Is reintroducing the big cat to Britain a good idea?
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The Age of Man 'started in 1610'

March 11, 2015 - 12:03pm
New dates for the start of the Anthropocene - the geological age of humans - have been proposed by scientists.
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VIDEO: Nasa tests enormous rocket booster

March 11, 2015 - 10:38am
At a site in the Utah desert, US industry test-fires the booster that will lift the biggest rocket ever made - the Space Launch System - off the pad, to one day send humans to Mars.
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Cornwall takes off on space missions

March 11, 2015 - 10:01am
Cornwall is set to become a training centre for space mission operators with a new course at Goonhilly earth satellite station.
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Devon wild beavers cleared to remain

March 11, 2015 - 4:40am
Devon's wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of a disease.
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Chameleons' colour switch revealed

March 11, 2015 - 1:51am
New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.
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First UK-farmed truffle harvested

March 10, 2015 - 3:05pm
The first truffle to have been cultivated on UK soil is harvested from a field in Leicestershire.
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Solar aeroplane sets new record

March 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
Fuel-free plane Solar Impulse crosses the Arabian Sea from Oman to India, setting a new distance world record for a flight in a piloted solar-powered plane.
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Brightman to perform song in space

March 10, 2015 - 10:28am
Sarah Brightman reveals she has been working with former husband Andrew Lloyd Webber on a song she can perform while aboard the International Space Station.
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BICEP: From the South Pole to the beginning of time

March 10, 2015 - 2:36am
BBC Horizon trails one of science's greatest quests
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VIDEO: Does pollution affect weather patterns?

March 9, 2015 - 12:35pm
Video from Nasa shows how emissions could affect cloud formation and weather patterns.
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VIDEO: Solar Impulse's biggest challenge?

March 9, 2015 - 10:45am
The Solar Impulse 2's circumnavigation of the world means a stint of flying solo non-stop for five days across the Pacific Ocean. BBC News looks at the conditions the pilots will face.
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Solar plane completes first leg

March 9, 2015 - 10:15am
A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane completes its first leg, a 12-hour journey in the Gulf to Oman.
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VIDEO: The battle to save parks amid cuts

March 9, 2015 - 3:31am
As local authority budgets are finalised this week, councils have to make tough decisions on where to spend public money,
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The art of science - Wellcome Images 2015

March 9, 2015 - 3:10am
Up close and colourful - beautiful and intricate scientific images
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Are murderers born or made?

March 9, 2015 - 2:55am
Are some people born with a predisposition for murder?
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Smart meters energy scheme 'at risk'

March 7, 2015 - 1:23am
Plans to install energy saving smart meters in every UK home and business by 2020 risk veering off track, an influential group of MPs warns.
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