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Best ever view of asteroid Ceres

January 27, 2015 - 10:44am
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.
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England's environment 'in decline'

January 27, 2015 - 8:52am
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.
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Planet hosts giant ring system

January 27, 2015 - 7:53am
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
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Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon

January 27, 2015 - 6:32am
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.
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VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl's life

January 27, 2015 - 3:01am
A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.
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'Time to link nature and wellbeing'

January 27, 2015 - 1:46am
Scientists need to work together to capitalise on a growing body of evidence showing a link between biodiversity and human wellbeing, a US review suggests.
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How to build world's tallest lift

January 26, 2015 - 6:01pm
How to build the world's tallest lift
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Fracking moratorium rejected by MPs

January 26, 2015 - 2:01pm
MPs overwhelmingly reject a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas - but agree to Labour proposals to impose new conditions.
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MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

January 26, 2015 - 12:43pm
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
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Risk of extreme weather 'doubles'

January 26, 2015 - 11:11am
Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.
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Metal explosions 'driven by charge'

January 26, 2015 - 11:11am
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.
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I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong

January 26, 2015 - 10:58am
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.
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VIDEO: Baby rhino; zoo's first in 35 years

January 26, 2015 - 10:55am
A rhinoceros at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark has given birth to a healthy male calf, the first to be born there for 35 years.
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Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

January 26, 2015 - 6:55am
President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.
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VIDEO: Will India act on climate change?

January 26, 2015 - 3:44am
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are holding talks on climate change.
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'Rare' asteroid sighting expected

January 26, 2015 - 2:39am
An asteroid the size of a cruise ship should be visible above the skies of Wales as it grazes the earth in a sighting not expected again for years.
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VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UK

January 25, 2015 - 6:28pm
BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.
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Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

January 25, 2015 - 5:28am
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

January 25, 2015 - 2:30am
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.
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VIDEO: The big changes in British birdlife

January 24, 2015 - 5:21am
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch gets under way with thousands of people expected to record bird sightings in their gardens.
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