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Astronomers search for the vanishing star

September 8, 2016 - 3:55am
Astronomers at St Andrews university have observed tantalising glimpses of how our own planet may have been born
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DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

September 8, 2016 - 12:01am
DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind the Great Plague of London.
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Yosemite National Park unveils 400-acre expansion

September 7, 2016 - 6:03pm
Yosemite National Park in California is to gain a 400-acre addition, its largest expansion in nearly 70 years.
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India and Nepal concern over Tibet flood advice gap

September 7, 2016 - 5:36pm
India and Nepal are concerned about flash floods due to a lack of information from China about the state of glacial lakes and rivers in Tibet.
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Smartphone study on weather and pain reveals early data

September 7, 2016 - 12:24pm
An 18-month study looking at how the weather affects chronic pain reveals some surprising preliminary results.
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Solar tuk-tuk journey halted by robbery in France

September 7, 2016 - 6:15am
A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.
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Older drivers no more dangerous, accident data study says

September 7, 2016 - 12:53am
Elderly drivers are less likely to have an accident than young motorists, a study suggests - challenging the idea they are more dangerous on the roads.
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Oesophageal cancer tests raise hopes for earlier detection

September 6, 2016 - 5:35pm
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.
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Arctic Ocean shipping routes 'to open for months'

September 6, 2016 - 1:13pm
Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.
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Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

September 6, 2016 - 9:05am
Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.
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Could air pollution cause brain damage?

September 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
New research suggests air pollution could be contributing to diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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Planet smash-up 'brought carbon to Earth'

September 5, 2016 - 11:37am
Much of Earth's life-giving carbon could have been delivered in an asteroid collision about 4.4 billion years ago, a theory suggests.
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Airlifting ice from the alps

September 5, 2016 - 10:01am
Ice taken from a retreating Alpine glacier is moved into a freezer at the start of a mission to store it permanently in Antarctica.
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Endangered glaciers: Alpine ice begins Antarctic voyage

September 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Ice taken from a retreating Alpine glacier is moved into a freezer at the start of a mission to store it permanently in Antarctica.
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Philae: Lost comet lander is found

September 5, 2016 - 7:50am
Europe's comet lander Philae, last seen in November 2014, has been identified in new pictures from the Rosetta probe.
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Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

September 5, 2016 - 7:24am
Freddie Mercury is honoured with an asteroid named after him to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.
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Skye's Storr Lochs Monster fossil unveiled in Edinburgh

September 5, 2016 - 5:21am
The fossilised skeleton of a 170 million-year-old Jurassic predator discovered on the Isle of Skye is unveiled in Edinburgh.
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Mary Rose: How the dead were digitised

September 5, 2016 - 4:38am
Human skulls and other artefacts found aboard the Tudor shipwreck, the Mary Rose, are being exhibited online for the first time.
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Drone films white southern right whale calf off Australia

September 5, 2016 - 3:21am
Researchers have captured images of an extremely rare white southern right whale calf off swimming with its mother off the coast of Western Australia.
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Pressure grows on UK to ratify Paris climate change deal

September 4, 2016 - 8:51pm
Pressure is growing on the UK government to ratify the Paris climate change deal immediately.
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