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Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

March 2, 2015 - 6:08pm
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
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Lucky Earth survived cosmic pinball

March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
How Earth survived through violent times
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Bright spotlight on Ceres mission

March 2, 2015 - 3:39pm
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.
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DNA documents ancient mass migration

March 2, 2015 - 11:29am
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
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UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

March 2, 2015 - 11:09am
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
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Bloodhound car begins to take shape

March 2, 2015 - 11:04am
Good progress is being made on construction of the world's fastest car - the Bloodhound supersonic vehicle, which aims to run at over 1,000mph.
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SpaceX launches electric satellites

March 2, 2015 - 7:33am
US rocket company SpaceX performs a dual-launch of all-electric satellites - what is expected to become a big trend in future spacecraft design and deployment.
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Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees

March 2, 2015 - 4:54am
Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.
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VIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mum

March 2, 2015 - 3:47am
Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.
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VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work

March 2, 2015 - 1:57am
The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
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Google camera zips along rainforest

March 2, 2015 - 12:55am
Google flew one of its Street View cameras down a zip wire in the Amazon rainforest to capture new images of the forest canopies.
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First tree seeds for Doomsday vault

March 1, 2015 - 7:39pm
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
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How do you solve a problem like the 'Beefalo'?

March 1, 2015 - 6:26pm
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon
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Are humans getting cleverer?

March 1, 2015 - 6:03pm
Are people getting more intelligent?
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VIDEO: Astronauts brave week's third spacewalk

March 1, 2015 - 11:18am
Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.
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'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

February 28, 2015 - 4:54am
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
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Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

February 27, 2015 - 3:52am
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
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Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

February 26, 2015 - 9:23pm
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
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Lords call for UK Arctic ambassador

February 26, 2015 - 9:15pm
The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.
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Nuclear power: The future or the past?

February 26, 2015 - 6:04pm
Has nuclear power really had its day?
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