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Massive Atlantic wave sets record, says World Meteorological Organization

December 14, 2016 - 11:47am
The highest-ever wave recorded by a buoy is detected in the North Atlantic, say experts.
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World’s oldest water gets even older

December 14, 2016 - 8:57am
Scientists have discovered a new deep source of ancient water that is at least two billion years old.
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'Great' message

December 14, 2016 - 8:34am
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green has been visiting India to share insights about the Bloodhound supersonic car.
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Fossil footprints tell story of human origins

December 14, 2016 - 2:07am
Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania.
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'Smart boulders' record huge underwater avalanche

December 13, 2016 - 1:50pm
Scientists have had a remarkable close-up encounter with a gigantic underwater avalanche off the coast of California.
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Spy satellites reveal Himalayan melt

December 13, 2016 - 10:39am
Scientists have used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal the dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.
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'Dead or alive' cat in physics top 10

December 13, 2016 - 6:53am
The detection of ripples in space-time and the famous Schrödinger's Cat paradox feature in a list of 2016's physics breakthroughs.
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Nickel clue to 'dinosaur killer' asteroid

December 13, 2016 - 1:53am
Scientists say they have a clue that may enable them to find traces of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact.
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Black hole 'swallowed star', say Queen's astronomers

December 13, 2016 - 12:21am
A star was 'swallowed' after it passed too close to a black hole, say Queen's University astronomers.
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World's largest reindeer herd plummets

December 12, 2016 - 7:17pm
The size of the world's largest wild reindeer herd has fallen by 40% since 2000, scientists warn.
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Viral virus

December 12, 2016 - 6:54pm
British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.
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Planet Earth II: Attenborough's epic sign off

December 12, 2016 - 5:39pm
Watch David Attenborough's epic sign off as the acclaimed Planet Earth II came to its conclusion on Sunday night on BBC One.
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Brain tests predict children's futures

December 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future success in life, according to researchers.
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Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

December 12, 2016 - 3:05am
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record that tracks the thinning of the region's huge glaciers.
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Methane surge needs 'urgent attention'

December 11, 2016 - 8:39pm
Scientists say they are concerned at the rapid rate at which methane is gathering in the atmosphere.
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Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer

December 11, 2016 - 8:37pm
Squid may end up on the British plate in place of old favourites such as cod as UK waters warm up.
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To boldly go

December 11, 2016 - 8:07pm
The BBC meets three Indian female scientists who prove that rocket science is not a male preserve.
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Starry starry nights

December 11, 2016 - 6:48pm
Stunning photographs of starry nights over South East Asia
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Urban beekeeping creating a buzz

December 11, 2016 - 6:08pm
With concern about the decline of bees in the UK, the University of London has created an oasis for the insects on a rooftop.
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Sloths can swim

December 11, 2016 - 2:17am
A look back at the things we learned from David Attenborough's latest BBC One series Planet Earth II.
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