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Stench of decay turns coral away

August 21, 2014 - 5:44pm
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
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Warming 'pause' may last until 2025

August 21, 2014 - 12:45pm
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.
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Hints of elusive early stars found

August 21, 2014 - 12:33pm
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.
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US Ebola patients out of hospital

August 21, 2014 - 11:19am
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
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Curiosity drill test cut short

August 21, 2014 - 10:20am
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
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Fence to stem human-elephant conflict

August 21, 2014 - 9:52am
Sri Lanka tree barrier could prevent conflict
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Aircraft to have 'human-like skin'

August 21, 2014 - 9:40am
A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a "skin" of sensors, allowing it to feel in a similar way to humans.
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Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet

August 21, 2014 - 8:06am
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.
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Earliest evidence of snail-eating

August 21, 2014 - 4:00am
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.
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Osprey pair nest at nature reserve

August 21, 2014 - 2:53am
A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.
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Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'

August 21, 2014 - 1:54am
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.
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Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

August 20, 2014 - 11:14pm
Rescuers comb through the site of Japan landslides
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Superbug measures 'lack evidence'

August 20, 2014 - 6:24pm
Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.
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The economic impact of Ebola

August 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
How Ebola crisis has affected West Africa's economies
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VIDEO: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

August 20, 2014 - 4:53pm
The history of human evolution has been completely rewritten with the discovery that modern human beings and Neanderthals coexisted in Europe for much longer than previously thought.
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Spiders 'do better' in cities

August 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.
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Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

August 20, 2014 - 11:58am
An ecosystem thrives in the freezing Antarctic underbelly
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New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

August 20, 2014 - 11:20am
A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.
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'Growth drives UK flooding problems'

August 20, 2014 - 8:54am
Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, according to new research.
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Greenland ice sheet losses double

August 20, 2014 - 8:01am
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
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