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A guide to assistance dogs

July 8, 2014 - 7:37pm
A guide to canine helpers
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Butterfly wings inspire cosmetics and bomb detectors

July 8, 2014 - 7:09pm
Shiny butterfly wings yield tech surprises
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Female shrimps are more aggressive

July 8, 2014 - 6:38pm
Female snapping shrimps are more aggressive than males when defending their territories despite their smaller claw size, a study shows.
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Could this be the end of the Grand Canyon?

July 8, 2014 - 3:56pm
Would shopping and cable cars ruin the Grand Canyon?
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VIDEO: A baby panda for Edinburgh zoo?

July 8, 2014 - 2:26pm
Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Panda Tian Tian has conceived after being artificially inseminated earlier this year, but experts say she is not technically pregnant.
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Lift-off for British demo satellites

July 8, 2014 - 2:24pm
Two UK spacecraft, including the first satellite made in Scotland, head into orbit on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
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'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box

July 8, 2014 - 1:20pm
Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
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Memories 'need space' in brain

July 8, 2014 - 10:00am
Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, new research shows.
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Ebola deaths up by 25 in West Africa

July 8, 2014 - 9:46am
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.
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Same genes 'drive maths and reading'

July 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Around half of the genes that influence a child's reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
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VIDEO: Artificial snow in hotter Australia

July 8, 2014 - 7:26am
Australia is sometimes the petri dish of climate change - a place where global warming is not just a theoretical concept but a tangible reality.
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Nasa equips robots with smartphones

July 8, 2014 - 5:55am
Nasa plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of the free-flying robots inside the International Space Station.
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'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test

July 7, 2014 - 5:03pm
British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
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'Largest flying bird' identified

July 7, 2014 - 2:49pm
The fossilised remains of the largest flying bird ever found are identified by scientists.
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Human brain project 'off-course'

July 7, 2014 - 12:02pm
Senior neuroscientists attack a major European project aiming to simulate the human brain.
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Rats alter the way they use whiskers

July 7, 2014 - 10:57am
Rats can change the way they use their whiskers depending on how well they know their surroundings, new research shows.
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'Remote control' contraceptive chip

July 7, 2014 - 10:42am
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.
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Worries over 'cruel' elephant trade

July 6, 2014 - 11:01am
Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar as smugglers seek to resume a lucrative trade to Thailand, a report says.
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VIDEO: Teaching an endangered bird to love again

July 5, 2014 - 9:29pm
Teaching an endangered species to love again
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Glasgow 2014: 'Green pledges broken'

July 5, 2014 - 6:08pm
Environmentalists accuse Commonwealth Games organisers of reneging on promises to create low emission zones around venues.
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