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Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

February 8, 2017 - 6:54pm
The way orangutans communicate could shed light on humans' first words.
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Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague

February 8, 2017 - 6:42pm
Fumigation must start immediately to avoid further destruction in the main agricultural area.
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Quinoa genome could see 'super-food' prices tumble

February 8, 2017 - 12:15pm
Scientists say that decoding the quinoa genome could cut the cost of this nutritious but underutilised crop.
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Ancient undersea landslide discovered in Australia

February 8, 2017 - 8:44am
Scientists say the collapse next to the Great Barrier Reef dates back more than 300,000 years.
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Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed

February 8, 2017 - 3:50am
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus by a forensic artist to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.
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The late Hans Rosling tells the modern world's story

February 7, 2017 - 4:50pm
Hans Rosling, who has died in Sweden aged 68, tells 200 years of world history in four minutes.
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Hans Rosling: Data visionary and educator dies aged 68

February 7, 2017 - 4:05pm
Mr Rosling was known for lively, data-driven presentations debunking myths about global development.
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Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'

February 7, 2017 - 3:28pm
Disease has killed up to a quarter of Critically Endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia, scientists say.
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How do you reintroduce a herd of bison into the wild?

February 7, 2017 - 9:48am
A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence.
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Gecko eludes foes with tearaway skin

February 7, 2017 - 8:35am
A newly discovered species of gecko has tearaway skin that leaves predators with nothing but a mouthful of scales when attacked.
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Bison return to Banff national park in Canada

February 6, 2017 - 3:18pm
The staged reintroduction since the end of last month is going smoothly, officials say.
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Terrific Scientific: BBC Breakfast's fizzy bottle rocket flop

February 6, 2017 - 9:07am
BBC Breakfast presenters battle it out in the Terrific Scientific Bottle Rocket Challenge.
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Satisfying the thirsty

February 6, 2017 - 7:26am
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.
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Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

February 6, 2017 - 5:32am
Scientists say a pest that destroys maize is spreading rapidly across Africa and could reach Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years.
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Boosting water table can curb climate risks, says study

February 5, 2017 - 7:11pm
Increasing the water table under arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study says.
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Illustrious light bulbs

February 5, 2017 - 6:21pm
Once too precious to use, now too cheap to notice – the significance of the light bulb is profound.
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Bawdsey Radar Station set for restoration in 80th year

February 5, 2017 - 4:28am
Work to preserve the crumbling birthplace of radar is to get under way later this year.
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Norfolk beach rhino fossil revealed by storm surge

February 5, 2017 - 4:27am
The rhino found on a Norfolk beach dates back about 700,000 years.
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Super Bowl: Astronaut throws football '564,644 yards'

February 4, 2017 - 3:48am
Nasa releases a video of the ISS crew preparing to watch the Super Bowl from 250 miles above Earth.
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Why aren't we gene editing people to be my size?

February 2, 2017 - 7:53pm
Kiruna Stamell, who has dwarfism, explains her problem with gene editing
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