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US-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'

May 28, 2015 - 7:19pm
The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.
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How do you pick up an oil platform?

May 28, 2015 - 6:47pm
How do you pick up an oil platform?
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Alloy bounces back 10 million times

May 28, 2015 - 6:25pm
Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.
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Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'

May 28, 2015 - 11:18am
Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.
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VIDEO: 'New species' of ancient human unearthed

May 28, 2015 - 10:55am
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the deserts of Ethiopia, after 3,500,000 years.
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Black hole seen 'playing billiards'

May 28, 2015 - 8:19am
A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.
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VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common

May 28, 2015 - 1:26am
The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.
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Earliest evidence of human violence

May 27, 2015 - 6:47pm
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.
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'New species' of ancient human found

May 27, 2015 - 6:42pm
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
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Robots adapt to damage in seconds

May 27, 2015 - 11:07am
Researchers develop a system that adapts to damage in less than a minute, paving the way for robots in the home.
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Mice in space develop thin skin

May 27, 2015 - 9:45am
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.
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'Dementor' wasp among 139 new species

May 27, 2015 - 8:42am
The 'Dementor' wasp named after the Harry Potter creature is just one of many new species discovered in the Greater Mekong.
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Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

May 26, 2015 - 6:45pm
Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.
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Sending ice to Antarctica

May 26, 2015 - 6:37pm
Sending ice from the Alps to Antarctica
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Crowd size estimated with phone data

May 26, 2015 - 6:10pm
A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.
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Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

May 26, 2015 - 4:43pm
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
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How Arctic ozone hole was avoided

May 26, 2015 - 9:58am
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.
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Volcano erupts on Galapagos island

May 26, 2015 - 4:14am
A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.
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Should animals be given human rights?

May 26, 2015 - 3:44am
Should animals be given human rights?
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Coastal farm sold to National Trust

May 25, 2015 - 11:38pm
Parts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.
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