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Big robot fleet takes to UK waters

October 2, 2014 - 11:01am
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
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What’s it like being a cat?

October 2, 2014 - 10:32am
How do domestic cats really see the world?
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Ship identified in Franklin search

October 2, 2014 - 9:11am
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

October 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Farmers to protest milk price cuts

October 1, 2014 - 12:45pm
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.
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Moon's hidden valley system revealed

October 1, 2014 - 12:44pm
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.
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VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

October 1, 2014 - 12:20pm
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

October 1, 2014 - 11:04am
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
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Sites vie for European Mars landing

October 1, 2014 - 10:42am
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano: Death toll reaches 48

October 1, 2014 - 7:08am
12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.
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Chimp culture captured on camera

October 1, 2014 - 3:13am
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
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US and India sign space agreement

October 1, 2014 - 1:09am
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.
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Panama opens biodiversity museum

September 30, 2014 - 3:34pm
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
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Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

September 30, 2014 - 1:42pm
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.
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VIDEO: Chimp culture captured on camera

September 30, 2014 - 11:06am
Researchers have captured the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
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World wildlife populations 'plummet'

September 30, 2014 - 2:20am
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
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VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

September 30, 2014 - 1:18am
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
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Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

September 29, 2014 - 5:10pm
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
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EU review of eco-laws raises concern

September 29, 2014 - 3:51am
New EU team to review Europe's green policies
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VIDEO: Cern at 60 in 60 seconds

September 29, 2014 - 3:16am
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.
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