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'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

April 21, 2015 - 9:09am
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.
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New mass extinction event identified

April 21, 2015 - 8:45am
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.
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Ceres' bright spots back in view

April 21, 2015 - 4:13am
The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are back in view.
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Champagne from 1840 shipwreck tested

April 21, 2015 - 1:45am
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
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VIDEO: Sumatran rhino in need of a mate

April 20, 2015 - 5:01pm
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.
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Rosetta's comet throws out big jet

April 20, 2015 - 7:18am
Europe's Rosetta probe catches its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust.
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VIDEO: New glass frog has translucent skin

April 20, 2015 - 12:41am
A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.
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Diver wins environmental award

April 19, 2015 - 10:46pm
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.
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Is it safe for Sherpas to go back to Everest?

April 19, 2015 - 8:02pm
Is it safe for Sherpas to go back to Everest?
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Turning Ethiopia's desert green

April 19, 2015 - 6:45pm
A land remembered for famine is slowly turned green
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Cuban endangered crocs return home

April 19, 2015 - 6:10pm
Sweden sends Cuba the offspring of endangered crocodiles given by Fidel Castro to a Russian cosmonaut in the 1970s.
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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

April 18, 2015 - 9:01am
Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
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VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps'

April 18, 2015 - 5:16am
A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.
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'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

April 17, 2015 - 7:13am
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.
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Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

April 17, 2015 - 6:46am
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.
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'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

April 17, 2015 - 6:00am
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
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Smart waders go fishing for science

April 17, 2015 - 2:25am
Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.
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VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

April 17, 2015 - 12:40am
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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VIDEO: Russian polar bears debut in Sao Paulo

April 16, 2015 - 11:22pm
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.
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Beyond the first law of computing

April 16, 2015 - 5:58pm
Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?
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