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The girl with three biological parents

August 31, 2014 - 5:15pm
The girl with three biological parents
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Iceland issues new volcano alert

August 31, 2014 - 10:17am
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.
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Mouse on lily tops photo competition

August 29, 2014 - 6:44pm
Animal nightlife - and other great images from photo contest
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Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted

August 29, 2014 - 3:33pm
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
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Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

August 29, 2014 - 9:26am
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
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Legal challenge to badger cull fails

August 29, 2014 - 4:29am
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
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AUDIO: Global citizens to address climate summit

August 29, 2014 - 2:58am
Five hundred global citizens frustrated at the stalemate over climate policy will learn today if they have won the chance to vent their anger at world leaders.
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VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

August 29, 2014 - 12:08am
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
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UN seeks climate change 'Malala'

August 28, 2014 - 11:06pm
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
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VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

August 28, 2014 - 11:06pm
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
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VIDEO: Teaching children to be engineers

August 28, 2014 - 5:02pm
The summer school teaching children to be young engineers
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VIDEO: Scientists trial knotweed killers

August 28, 2014 - 1:41pm
Swansea University scientists are conducting the largest field trial in Europe to find new ways of killing Japanese knotweed.
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DNA tells story of Arctic peopling

August 28, 2014 - 12:52pm
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
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Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

August 28, 2014 - 12:00pm
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
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Ebola region faces UK travel ban

August 28, 2014 - 10:38am
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
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Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow

August 28, 2014 - 9:03am
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
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Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

August 28, 2014 - 5:40am
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
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Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

August 28, 2014 - 3:47am
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
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AUDIO: Puffins 'Frankie Howerd of bird world'

August 28, 2014 - 12:33am
A study by the National Trust suggests seabirds around the UK coastline are being hit by a "triple whammy" of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans.
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Rare antelope births 'fantastic'

August 27, 2014 - 11:24pm
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.
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