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VIDEO: Baboons 'form orderly queues'

April 19, 2016 - 5:02pm
Baboons form a queue and wait their turn for access to a patch of food, according to researchers.
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VIDEO: When will China get to Mars?

April 19, 2016 - 4:17pm
China is due to announce more details about a mission to Mars.
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Scientists set eyes on ice moon Europa

April 19, 2016 - 5:32am
European scientists are meeting in Paris to consider their best option for exploring Europa, the moon of Jupiter widely regarded as the most likely place beyond Earth to support microbial life.
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VIDEO: Duck walks again on 3D printed feet

April 19, 2016 - 1:02am
A duck from the US state of Wisconsin which lost both feet to frostbite has been fitted with a new pair made on a 3D printer.
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Being in EU 'good for UK environment'

April 18, 2016 - 6:46pm
Being in the European Union benefits environmental protection in the UK, a committee of MPs says although a leading Conservative member says its arguments are flawed.
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Dinosaurs 'declining' before asteroid hit

April 18, 2016 - 3:50pm
The dinosaurs were already in decline 50 million years before the asteroid strike that finally wiped them out, a study suggests.
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Economic losses from disasters counted

April 18, 2016 - 3:44pm
Natural disasters around the globe have resulted in economic losses of roughly $7 trillion since 1900, according to a new calculation from scientists.
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Global prize honours Cambodian activist

April 18, 2016 - 5:29am
An activist's undercover work to shed light on illegal logging in Cambodia's forests has been recognised by the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.
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Gravity mission passes 'sanity check'

April 18, 2016 - 4:39am
A European Space Agency effort to try to detect gravitational waves in space is not only technically feasible but compelling, a new report finds.
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France 'committed' to Hinkley Point

April 16, 2016 - 5:20pm
The French government is "completely committed" to building the UK's Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, France's economy minister tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Space station gets inflatable extension

April 16, 2016 - 2:52pm
An experimental inflatable module has been attached to the International Space Station remotely by a Nasa ground control team.
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VIDEO: Repaired Solar Impulse flies again

April 16, 2016 - 8:46am
The zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse is ready to resume its round-the-world challenge following repairs in Hawaii.
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E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

April 15, 2016 - 8:13pm
Scientists in Japan say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.
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The Soviet space secret found by pupils

April 15, 2016 - 6:21pm
The English school that unearthed a Soviet space secret
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UN picks wildlife poster winners

April 15, 2016 - 8:16am
Poster competition to raise awareness about wildlife conservation gains 300 entries from around the world with winners coming from the UK, China and Africa.
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Steel jobs 'can be saved by tech'

April 15, 2016 - 12:40am
The UK steel industry is doomed unless it embraces cutting-edge technology, a Cambridge professor warns.
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VIDEO: How do Monarch butterflies navigate?

April 14, 2016 - 10:11pm
Scientists in the United States say they have solved one of nature's great navigation mysteries, how Monarch butterflies migrate all the way from Canada to Mexico.
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Butterfly migration mystery solved

April 14, 2016 - 3:23pm
Scientists solve the navigation mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.
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Moose on the loose as Alaska warms

April 14, 2016 - 5:14am
Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of the frozen tundra.
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England's only golden eagle feared dead

April 14, 2016 - 3:39am
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, Lake District wildlife chiefs say.
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