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Cancer needs Ebola-level action - Biden

June 6, 2016 - 4:34pm
The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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US bid to grow human organs for transplant inside pigs

June 6, 2016 - 9:27am
US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
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Gene editing lab tries to grow human organs inside pigs

June 5, 2016 - 3:27pm
Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.
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PM and Boris clash over EU fishing laws

June 4, 2016 - 6:04pm
David Cameron and Boris Johnson clash over the impact of the EU on the UK's fishing industry, during an interview with the BBC's Countryfile programme.
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Hubble clocks faster cosmic expansion

June 3, 2016 - 5:55am
The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought, according to new measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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University of East Anglia experts find 'lost city' was created by nature

June 3, 2016 - 3:32am
Ancient underwater remains thought to be a "long lost city" are in fact the result of a naturally occurring phenomenon, researchers find.
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Snails decide using 'two brain cells'

June 3, 2016 - 3:31am
Snails use two brain cells to make "complex decisions", a team of scientists finds.
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Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics

June 3, 2016 - 3:08am
A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.
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Astronomers probe below Jupiter's clouds

June 2, 2016 - 8:17pm
US astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope here on Earth.
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Plastic in sea is 'fast food for fish'

June 2, 2016 - 4:49pm
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, researchers say.
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Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake

June 2, 2016 - 9:06am
Nepal's army begins work to drain rising waters in a lake near Everest, one the highest projects of its kind.
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Monk held over tiger skin 'smuggling'

June 2, 2016 - 6:29am
A monk is detained for attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple accused of animal trafficking, Thai authorities say.
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First two Slovenian 'dragon eggs' hatch

June 2, 2016 - 5:25am
Following a four-month wait, the clutch of eggs belonging to a curious Slovenian cave salamander has started to hatch.
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King Tut's knife 'made from meteorite'

June 2, 2016 - 3:00am
A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.
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MPs sound alarm on neglected soils

June 1, 2016 - 7:32pm
MPs warn that continued soil degradation risks putting some of the UK’s most productive agricultural land beyond profitable use within a generation.
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VIDEO: Meet science's most famous insect

June 1, 2016 - 12:25pm
The scientific mystery behind one of British science's most famous insects has finally been solved.
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Pluto's 'beating heart' explained

June 1, 2016 - 11:35am
The spectacular, flat landscape that dominates the left side of Pluto's icy "heart" can now be explained, say scientists.
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Textbook moth's dark secret revealed

June 1, 2016 - 11:05am
Scientists unravel details of the famous mutation that turned moths black during the industrial revolution.
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MSPs back fracking ban as SNP abstain

June 1, 2016 - 10:16am
MSPs vote in favour of a Labour amendment calling for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland as SNP members abstain.
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Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

June 1, 2016 - 8:37am
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
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