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The self-publicist whose medical text books caused a stir

November 17, 2014 - 7:09pm
A strangely accurate book of anatomy from 1543
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Paul Rincon: Where next for Philae mission?

November 17, 2014 - 3:32pm
What are the next steps in comet landing mission?
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Wildlife crime wanted list released

November 17, 2014 - 2:55pm
The public are being asked to provide information on the locations of nine fugitives suspected of serious environmental crimes.
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Bird flu case at Yorkshire duck farm

November 17, 2014 - 12:03pm
Officials confirm a case of bird flu at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire, but say the risk to public health is very low.
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Camera sees Philae's hairy landing

November 17, 2014 - 8:39am
High-resolution pictures have now been released of the Philae probe around the time of landing on Comet 67P last Wednesday.
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'Skunk power' fires fusion confusion

November 16, 2014 - 7:53pm
Can nuclear fusion become a reality within 10 years?
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One kiss 'shares 80 million bugs'

November 16, 2014 - 7:23pm
A small study by Dutch scientists suggests a single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria.
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Pictures show comet probe 'bounce'

November 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
Images of the Philae probe moments after its initial touchdown on Comet 67P are published by the European Space Agency.
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Chris Lintott: Elation and woe of comet landing

November 15, 2014 - 10:15am
Dr Chris Lintott's take on ups and downs of comet landing
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Philae comet lander loses power

November 15, 2014 - 3:47am
The Philae comet lander finally loses power and drops into standby mode, but is able to send back a crucial batch of scientific data just in time.
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VIDEO: Comet scientist's apology for shirt

November 14, 2014 - 11:16am
One of the scientists involved in the Philae lander mission apologises for any offence caused over a shirt he wore earlier in the week.
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Future of comet lander 'uncertain'

November 14, 2014 - 7:39am
The Philae lander has attempted to drill into the surface of Comet 67P, amid fears that its battery may die in hours.
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AUDIO: European science 'at a peak'

November 14, 2014 - 6:06am
Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith and Dr Jean-Claude Worms debate the reasons behind the success of scientific work in Europe.
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'Time for risks' with comet lander

November 14, 2014 - 4:55am
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die within hours.
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Hopes rise beavers could stay free

November 14, 2014 - 1:37am
Campaigners hope beavers living on an English river could be allowed to remain in the wild if free of disease.
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Rabies risk from puppy smuggling

November 13, 2014 - 7:50pm
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.
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VIDEO: Buzz Aldrin sets out Mars vision

November 13, 2014 - 5:28pm
The second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, talks to BBC Newsnight about the importance of the Rosetta comet landing and where space exploration should go next.
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VIDEO: Photos of Earth's beauty from space

November 13, 2014 - 5:08pm
Chris Hadfield, who has published photographs of Earth taken from the ISS, tells the BBC's Katty Kay how he feels about the historic comet landing of the robot probe Philae.
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'World grappling with malnutrition'

November 13, 2014 - 1:32pm
Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.
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Lightning strikes 'more as world warms'

November 13, 2014 - 1:16pm
Global warming will significantly increase the frequency of lightning strikes, according to US research.
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