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China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

March 26, 2015 - 4:39pm
China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
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Dark matter flits through collisions

March 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
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River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

March 26, 2015 - 1:47pm
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.
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Getting ready for the mission to Hell

March 26, 2015 - 6:38am
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.
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Drones bounce back from collisions

March 26, 2015 - 5:58am
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
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VIDEO: The drone wings that bounce back

March 26, 2015 - 5:55am
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.
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What are the Designs of the Year?

March 25, 2015 - 11:00pm
Weird and wonderful entries vie for Design of the Year
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DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

March 25, 2015 - 7:54pm
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
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Water 'could warm a million homes'

March 25, 2015 - 10:35am
A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
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Swimmer has Russian Ross Sea talks

March 25, 2015 - 9:39am
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.
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Bloodhound car has engine fitting

March 25, 2015 - 7:46am
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.
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House sparrow rule roost in Scotland

March 25, 2015 - 5:20am
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.
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Badger TB vaccine expansion plans

March 25, 2015 - 5:20am
A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall.
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Mars rover detects 'useful nitrogen'

March 25, 2015 - 3:37am
The Curiosity rover makes a detection of nitrogen compounds which provide further evidence that ancient Mars would have been a habitable world.
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Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

March 24, 2015 - 7:23pm
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
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The myths about food and pregnancy

March 24, 2015 - 6:14pm
Pregnant women are often told what to eat and what to avoid but sound advice can get lost in a mix of badly-reported science and old wives' tales.
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Why I consumed my own blood

March 24, 2015 - 6:11pm
Michael Mosley on why he snacked on his own blood
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Where does my personality fit in?

March 24, 2015 - 6:11pm
What does where you live say about you?
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Short circuit delays LHC restart

March 24, 2015 - 1:24pm
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider hits a delay, after a short circuit is detected in one of its powerful electromagnets.
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Olive tree disease spreads in Italy

March 24, 2015 - 8:46am
Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.
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