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Half of stars are 'outside galaxies'

November 6, 2014 - 2:02pm
A new study of the universe's background light suggests that as many as half its stars might be hidden in the space between galaxies.
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VIDEO: Bird poisoning 'a shocking case'

November 6, 2014 - 1:06pm
Norfolk gamekeeper Allen Lambert has been sentenced for what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England.
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Mystery over monster cosmic cloud

November 6, 2014 - 9:12am
Observations of a cosmic confrontation between a huge gas cloud and the black hole at the centre of our galaxy spark a debate.
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Bird of prey poisoner sentenced

November 6, 2014 - 7:31am
A gamekeeper convicted of "the worst case of bird of prey poisoning" recorded in England, according to the RSPB, is given a suspended sentence.
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Whale makes a big splash off Skye

November 6, 2014 - 6:19am
A fisherman captures images on his mobile phone of a humpback whale breaching in the sea off the Isle of Skye.
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Planet formation captured in photo

November 6, 2014 - 6:03am
The Alma radio telescope has snapped the clearest ever image of planets forming around a very young star.
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VIDEO: Mobile phone recycling in Ivory Coast

November 6, 2014 - 5:27am
As everyone rushes to get the newest phones with the latest gizmos, the BBC's Tamasin Ford finds out what happens to all the old ones.
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Pharma industry gets high on profits

November 6, 2014 - 3:00am
How do pharma firms make such fat profits?
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Inflatable baby incubator wins award

November 5, 2014 - 11:01pm
A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies has been picked as 2014's winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering.
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Interstellar tests brain and stamina

November 5, 2014 - 8:42pm
Space epic tests brain and stamina
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What's in a scientific name?

November 5, 2014 - 8:23pm
Scientific names offer fresh perspective on natural world
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Limb cells 'can turn into genitals'

November 5, 2014 - 12:02pm
A new study offers insights into the genetic changes that allowed land-dwelling animals to develop sex organs.
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SA charges 'rhino horn traffickers'

November 5, 2014 - 9:58am
Two Vietnamese nationals in South Africa have been charged with the illegal possession of 41kg (90lbs) of rhino horn, police tell the BBC.
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Strictly come warming: Swing time at the UN

November 5, 2014 - 5:52am
Where are we after release of final UN climate report?
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VIDEO: Volunteers save beached NZ whales

November 5, 2014 - 4:59am
Volunteers and residents in New Zealand manage to help free some pilot whales which had become beached in Ohiwa Harbour.
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Egg shape clue to bird survival

November 5, 2014 - 3:59am
The shape of birds' eggs could have helped them survive the mass extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs, new research proposes.
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Warning of 'insufficient' flood cash

November 4, 2014 - 8:44pm
Spending on flood protection in England is "insufficient" to maintain defences, the National Audit Office warns.
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VIDEO: The fake penguins aiding research

November 4, 2014 - 11:28am
Using a remote-controlled vehicle disguised as a penguin helps researchers study shy emperor penguins up close.
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Space Oddity cover back on YouTube

November 4, 2014 - 10:57am
A video of astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie's song on board the International Space Station is back online
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Comet landing site named 'Agilkia'

November 4, 2014 - 9:28am
The landing site on a comet to be targeted by a European robot next week is named "Agilkia" following a public competition.
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