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'Low awareness' about wildlife trade

February 7, 2015 - 1:59am
Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness on how criminal networks disguise illegal wildlife products, a summit hears.
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VIDEO: Island home for red squirrels

February 6, 2015 - 11:54am
Mersea Island is the only place in the east of England where red squirrels are living wild.
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Wild birds 'may spread flu virus'

February 5, 2015 - 10:02pm
Migratory birds may be spreading viruses that cause bird flu around the world, say scientists.
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Ceres gets bigger in the viewfinder

February 5, 2015 - 12:34pm
The American space agency's (Nasa) Dawn satellite returns its latest images of Ceres as it approaches orbit insertion on 6 March.
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Relocated chimps learn local grunts

February 5, 2015 - 11:08am
Chimpanzees can change their grunts to communicate with new companions, according to a study of captive animals moved from the Netherlands to Scotland.
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Planck puts new date on first stars

February 5, 2015 - 9:15am
Scientists working on Europe’s Planck satellite say the first stars lit up the Universe more than 100 million years later than was previously thought.
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Galapagos alert over stranded ship

February 5, 2015 - 8:36am
Ecuador announces a state of emergency in the Galapagos after a ship with hazardous materials ran aground, threatening the islands' ecosystem.
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New Horizons mission eyes Pluto

February 5, 2015 - 3:00am
The New Horizons probe returns new pictures of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.
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The world's most-trafficked mammal - and the scaliest

February 4, 2015 - 6:35pm
On the trail of the world's most trafficked animal
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Flood insurance scheme 'wasteful'

February 4, 2015 - 6:05pm
Insurance for at-risk families costs other households too much, says report.
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VIDEO: Manatees escape cold in Florida waters

February 4, 2015 - 5:13pm
A group of around 300 manatees have gathered in warmer waters in the Crystal river in Florida to get away from the cold.
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Ancient climate 'backs predictions'

February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on the likely future course of climate change, say scientists.
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Deer DNA helps poacher prosecution

February 4, 2015 - 6:24am
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.
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Ebola nurse infection 'down to visor'

February 4, 2015 - 4:34am
The UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey probably caught Ebola by wearing a visor instead of goggles while treating patients, an investigation has concluded.
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Biggest rodent 'fought with teeth'

February 3, 2015 - 10:30pm
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.
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VIDEO: Rhino fossil found on Norfolk beach

February 3, 2015 - 6:06pm
A fossil of a rhino skull has been found on West Runton beach in Norfolk .
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Australia fences 'keep toads at bay'

February 3, 2015 - 5:52pm
Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.
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Does facial recognition tech work?

February 3, 2015 - 11:52am
Does facial recognition technology work?
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MPs say yes to three-person babies

February 3, 2015 - 11:21am
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.
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Bloodhound Diary: A couple of sticky issues

February 3, 2015 - 8:37am
Gluing together components of the world's fastest car
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