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VIDEO: Giant 20kg jellyfish in Cornwall

June 29, 2014 - 8:34am
A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted swimming in an estuary near St Mawes in Cornwall.
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Nasa 'flying saucer' tests Mars tech

June 28, 2014 - 4:54pm
Nasa uses a flying saucer-shaped vehicle to test new landing technologies for use at Mars - with partial success.
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'Citizen science' hits 50-year mark

June 27, 2014 - 5:20pm
The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 of the UK's wildlife recording societies and schemes, celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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Increased protection for war wrecks

June 27, 2014 - 5:04pm
Ships sunk in World War One to be offered increased protection
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Huge X-ray space telescope planned

June 27, 2014 - 4:31am
The European Space Agency initiates the process that should lead to the biggest X-ray telescope ever built going into orbit in 2028.
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Auditors probe green power contracts

June 26, 2014 - 11:19pm
The government may have failed to protect the interests of bill payers when awarding green energy contracts, say auditors.
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Is animal welfare killing wild apes?

June 26, 2014 - 5:51pm
Is animal welfare helping to kill wild apes?
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Odours distract insects from flowers

June 26, 2014 - 12:08pm
Insects find locating their favourite flowers gets harder when there are competing smells around, new research shows.
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Tough test for US Orion spaceship

June 26, 2014 - 7:08am
Nasa says the most complex test yet of the parachute system for its Orion spacecraft proceeded without a snag.
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'Drastic action' needed on Ebola

June 26, 2014 - 6:32am
"Drastic action" is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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MH370: Refined analysis drives new search area

June 26, 2014 - 6:31am
What information is driving new search for flight MH370?
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Monkeys' looks prevent crossbreeding

June 26, 2014 - 4:54am
Guenon monkeys' colourful and varied faces have evolved as a way to avoid crossbreeding, new research shows.
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VIDEO: Making solar cells with tofu salt

June 26, 2014 - 2:48am
Making solar cells with a salt used in tofu manufacturing could make generating energy from the Sun much cheaper, say scientists.
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Call to save Pitcairn's ocean bounty

June 26, 2014 - 2:44am
Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the pristine waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
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Oldest faeces show Neanderthal diet

June 25, 2014 - 6:13pm
Analysis of a 50,000-year-old scrap of human faeces adds weight to the view that Neanderthals ate plants as well as meat.
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VIDEO: Police capture crime scenes in 3D

June 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Police forces use latest scanning tech to record crime scenes
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The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos

June 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Late drug lord's hippo herd stages local land grab
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£10m prize to focus on antibiotics

June 25, 2014 - 12:25pm
Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
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Solar cells made using bath salts

June 25, 2014 - 11:17am
Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.
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Jab 'protects mice against tumours'

June 25, 2014 - 11:00am
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumours in mice by boosting the immune system.
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