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Headbanging brain injury warning

July 3, 2014 - 8:28pm
German doctors are highlighting the dangers of headbanging after a 50-year-old man developed bleeding in the brain following a Motorhead concert.
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VIDEO: Chimpanzee gestures translated

July 3, 2014 - 6:26pm
Researchers work out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.
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Bee watchers help to map species

July 3, 2014 - 5:40pm
Budding bumblebee enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a research project designed to help save crucial species.
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Wastewater 'triggers US quake surge'

July 3, 2014 - 12:35pm
Disposing of fossil fuel wastewater is likely to have triggered a sharp rise in earthquakes in the US state of Oklahoma, say scientists.
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The growing resistance to antibiotics

July 3, 2014 - 8:43am
Prof Dame Sally Davies answers your questions
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Rosetta edges towards Comet 67P

July 3, 2014 - 7:12am
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is edging ever closer to its quarry - the 4km-wide Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Rival 'inflation' teams to share data

July 3, 2014 - 3:23am
Scientists on rival projects looking for evidence that the early Universe underwent a super-expansion are in discussion about working together and publishing a joint paper.
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Study maps fracking methane risk

July 3, 2014 - 3:10am
A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane is published, highlighting where shale deposits and aquifers coincide.
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VIDEO: Secrets of plant roots revealed

July 3, 2014 - 3:10am
Plants have been grown inside a microscope to allow scientists to watch their roots developing in 3D.
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Public asked to spot woodland moths

July 3, 2014 - 3:09am
Members of the public are being asked to send in their sightings of the UK's bizarre and beautiful woodland moths for Moth Night 2014.
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Giraffe legs' strong, skinny secret

July 2, 2014 - 7:28pm
Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.
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Early bird 'had feather trousers'

July 2, 2014 - 7:24pm
Fossil reveals early bird's feathered "trousers"
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Tackle food waste and feed the world

July 2, 2014 - 5:02pm
Tackle food waste and help feed the world
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Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s 'Dust Bowl'

July 2, 2014 - 3:49pm
Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s crisis
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VIDEO: US drought 'worst for decades'

July 2, 2014 - 3:11pm
Parts of the United States are experiencing the worst drought for decades with farmers warning that harvests are being badly hit.
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Altitude gene 'from extinct species'

July 2, 2014 - 12:03pm
A gene that allows present-day people cope with life at high altitude was inherited from an extinct species of human, Nature journal has reported.
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EU plans tough new rules on waste

July 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
The UK will have to divert a significant amount of waste away from landfill under new EU proposals on recycling.
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New plan 'needed to stop cattle TB'

July 2, 2014 - 11:07am
New research shows that the spread of TB in cattle can only be controlled if more radical measures are adopted.
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Major stem-cell findings retracted

July 2, 2014 - 5:45am
Research reporting one of the biggest "breakthroughs" in stem-cell science has been withdrawn after "critical errors" were discovered.
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VIDEO: Blast-off for Nasa CO2 satellite

July 2, 2014 - 4:58am
Nasa has launched a mission dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) from space.
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