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Sites vie for European Mars landing

October 1, 2014 - 10:42am
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano: Death toll reaches 48

October 1, 2014 - 7:08am
12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.
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Chimp culture captured on camera

October 1, 2014 - 3:13am
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
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US and India sign space agreement

October 1, 2014 - 1:09am
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.
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Panama opens biodiversity museum

September 30, 2014 - 3:34pm
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
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Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

September 30, 2014 - 1:42pm
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.
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VIDEO: Chimp culture captured on camera

September 30, 2014 - 11:06am
Researchers have captured the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
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World wildlife populations 'plummet'

September 30, 2014 - 2:20am
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
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VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

September 30, 2014 - 1:18am
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
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Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

September 29, 2014 - 5:10pm
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
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EU review of eco-laws raises concern

September 29, 2014 - 3:51am
New EU team to review Europe's green policies
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VIDEO: Cern at 60 in 60 seconds

September 29, 2014 - 3:16am
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.
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VIDEO: Work to lift flood-prone road begins

September 29, 2014 - 2:24am
Work is beginning to raise part of one of the main roads in the Somerset levels to protect it from future flooding.
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VIDEO: Japan volcano rescue effort resumes

September 29, 2014 - 12:21am
Rescue teams in Japan have resumed their search for survivors of a volcanic eruption on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Pony meat plan proves controversial

September 28, 2014 - 11:33pm
A charity has developed a range of meat products made from the iconic Dartmoor Pony, in what it says is a bid to save the species.
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Is your brain male or female?

September 28, 2014 - 7:02pm
Are male and female brains that different?
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An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag

September 27, 2014 - 6:32pm
How new medical tools change our relationship with doctors
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VIDEO: Volcano erupts in central Japan

September 27, 2014 - 2:45am
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash into the sky.
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How keep-fit gyms gripped Victorians

September 26, 2014 - 6:10pm
Exercising in coat tails and corsets
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'Turtle smuggling' Canadian arrested

September 26, 2014 - 5:12pm
A Canadian man is charged with wildlife smuggling after guards at the US border found 51 turtles in his trousers, authorities have said
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