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Iceland's fishing industry 'better off outside' EU

June 21, 2016 - 5:04am
Iceland's fishing minister says the country would "never join the European Union" because the industry is thriving outside the bloc.
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New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'

June 20, 2016 - 6:33pm
Temperatures around the world are rising faster than scientists can develop varieties that can cope with a warmer world, according to a new study.
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How early mammals evolved night vision to escape dinos

June 20, 2016 - 10:13am
Night-time vision evolved millions of years ago in early mammals, a study suggests.
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Project re-ignited

June 20, 2016 - 8:50am
Andy Green says a new source of funding means preparations to run the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car in South Africa next year can resume.
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China builds world's most powerful computer

June 20, 2016 - 5:46am
The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight in China has topped a newly published list of supercomputers.
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Solar Impulse sets off on 90-hour Atlantic crossing

June 20, 2016 - 2:47am
Solar Impulse 2 sets off from New York to cross the Atlantic, one of the toughest stages of its attempt to fly around the globe using solar energy.
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British astronaut Tim Peake's 'incredible experience'

June 19, 2016 - 3:56am
British astronaut Tim Peake has said he is elated to be back on earth after six months onboard the international space station.
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President Obama in Yosemite: 'Climate change is a reality'

June 18, 2016 - 8:10pm
President Barack Obama draws attention to the dangers of climate change while on a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.
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UK astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth

June 18, 2016 - 9:06am
UK astronaut Tim Peake is safely back on Earth after a historic mission to the International Space Station.
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UK astronaut returns: The moment Peake fell to Earth

June 18, 2016 - 4:49am
Footage shows the descent of UK astronaut Tim Peake and two other crew members as they touched down in Kazakhstan.
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Engine fires to bring Tim Peake home

June 18, 2016 - 2:27am
Tim Peake is returning home after his Soyuz capsule made a crucial engine burn.
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Final handshakes in space station

June 18, 2016 - 2:24am
British astronaut Tim Peake has boarded the spacecraft that will return him to Earth following an historic six-month mission to the space station.
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Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor

June 17, 2016 - 12:57pm
Ocean experts call for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.
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Advance of the giant spider crabs

June 17, 2016 - 10:39am
A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near Melbourne. Australian aquatic scientist Sheree Marris filmed this incredible footage.
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Melt ponds suggest no Arctic sea-ice record this year

June 17, 2016 - 8:43am
Arctic sea-ice may have hit a record low in May but that does not mean September will set a new minimum mark, say polar experts at Reading University, UK.
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Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang

June 17, 2016 - 6:46am
A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
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Study unlocks surprising behaviour of soil bacteria

June 17, 2016 - 5:53am
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria have led to questions about how differing land management affects the organisms' behaviour, on agriculture and emissions.
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Tim Peake to return to 'ground control' on earth

June 17, 2016 - 12:52am
British astronaut Tim Peake is due back to earth six months after blasting off into space.
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Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

June 17, 2016 - 12:16am
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.
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Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

June 16, 2016 - 11:03pm
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.
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