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Space station supply craft 'burned up'

December 1, 2016 - 12:13pm
The Russian space agency confirms the loss of an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.
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'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

December 1, 2016 - 11:35am
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.
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Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

December 1, 2016 - 11:18am
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.
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Trump's environment plans could spark opposition

December 1, 2016 - 7:59am
Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts.
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Europe space ministers meet to decide Mars rover plan

November 30, 2016 - 7:44pm
Europe’s research ministers are meeting to decide whether to try to land a robot rover on Mars.
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Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

November 30, 2016 - 12:27pm
A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon.
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Curbing immigration spells 'disaster' for science

November 30, 2016 - 12:21pm
The President of the UK's Royal Society warns that onerous restrictions on immigration of scientists would spell "disaster" for the UK economy
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Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

November 30, 2016 - 12:20pm
A warming world will release vast amounts of soil carbon into the atmosphere, which in turn risks triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.
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EU energy use to fall by 30% under new efficiency plans for 2030

November 30, 2016 - 8:11am
New proposals from the European Commission see binding targets for energy efficiency as key method of curbing carbon.
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Platypus venom paves way to possible diabetes treatment

November 30, 2016 - 7:30am
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.
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Saturn mission approaches tour finale

November 30, 2016 - 7:26am
The Cassini spacecraft is beginning the end phases of its mission to Saturn that will eventually see it disposed of in the giant planet's atmosphere.
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'Predator of the deep' or gentle giant?

November 30, 2016 - 6:11am
The giant manta ray could be a "predator of the deep" preying on other fish, say scientists.
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Arctic sea-ice struggles to build volume

November 30, 2016 - 4:02am
Data shows the volume of Arctic sea-ice is heading for a record-equalling low for the month of November.
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Mars probe returns first pictures

November 29, 2016 - 10:16am
The new satellite that Europe and Russia put in orbit at Mars on 19 October has sent back its first images of the planet.
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Rare Antarctic beetle find delights

November 29, 2016 - 6:17am
Scientists have made a rare find: a new species of beetle from Antarctica.
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Astronaut eye problems blamed on spinal fluid

November 28, 2016 - 8:38am
Scientists might have found the root cause of vision problems that affect some astronauts.
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Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs double'

November 28, 2016 - 7:40am
Japan estimates the cost of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear disaster has doubled, reports say.
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Great Barrier Reef suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016, report finds

November 28, 2016 - 7:00am
This year saw the worst-ever destruction of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, a new study finds.
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Flood spending decisions 'perverse', Green Alliance says

November 27, 2016 - 8:59pm
England spends nearly four times more on activities that may cause flooding than it invests to combat flooding, a think tank says.
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Croatian scientists 'find 30 new species in caves'

November 26, 2016 - 10:30am
Scientists say they have discovered 30 new species of animal in subterranean caves, following a two-year search.
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