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Unusual number of UK flowers bloom

January 9, 2015 - 11:57am
Botanists have been stunned by the results of their annual hunt for plants in flower on New Year’s Day.
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Disease 'major threat' to EU olives

January 9, 2015 - 10:23am
A virulent pathogen that starves and can kill olive trees poses a serious threat to EU olive production, experts warn.
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'Bent time' tips pulsar out of view

January 9, 2015 - 10:12am
One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.
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'Planet' Pluto comes into view

January 9, 2015 - 9:15am
The little world is finally about to come into view
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Saturn pinpointed to within one mile

January 9, 2015 - 4:44am
Astronomers measure Saturn’s position with unprecedented accuracy thanks to a continent-wide radio telescope.
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VIDEO: Deadly snakes aid medical research

January 8, 2015 - 7:55pm
How milking snake venom could save thousands of lives
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Computer program 'perfect at poker'

January 8, 2015 - 3:39pm
Scientists in Canada create a computer program that they say is the perfect poker player - never making a mistake.
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The future of drones is up in the air

January 8, 2015 - 4:26am
What is the future for drones?
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Explosive stellar tussle revealed

January 7, 2015 - 9:44pm
Astrophysicists studying the unstable "stellar monster" Eta Carinae unveil fresh insights and a 3D model of the destructive maelstrom at its heart.
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The robots moving in to your home

January 7, 2015 - 7:09pm
The hardware helpers invading your home
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The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

January 7, 2015 - 6:56pm
The world's biggest ship - for 53 days
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Ebola: A day with the burial team

January 7, 2015 - 5:27pm
The teams burying the Ebola victims in Sierra Leone
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Animal victims of Australian fires

January 7, 2015 - 3:47pm
The animals killed and maimed in Australia's bushfires
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'Game-changing' antibiotic find

January 7, 2015 - 12:01pm
The decades-long drought in the search for new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections could be over, after a breakthrough by US scientists.
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Fossil fuels: The 'untouchable reserves'

January 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
Can we really give up fossil fuels?
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Most fossil fuels are 'unburnable'

January 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.
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Bloodhound Diary: Art meets science

January 7, 2015 - 6:53am
What you need to drive at 1,000mph
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Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal

January 7, 2015 - 5:16am
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.
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VIDEO: Should planes be tracked in real time?

January 7, 2015 - 1:55am
Should planes be tracked in real time?
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In pictures: In Shackleton's footsteps

January 6, 2015 - 6:50pm
The Antarctic people treading in Shackleton's footsteps
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