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California hit by raging wildfires

July 27, 2014 - 9:30pm
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
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Tedium, tragedy and tar: The slowest drops in science

July 25, 2014 - 8:21pm
What do long term experiments actually tell us?
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The mystique of the 'child prodigy'

July 25, 2014 - 1:08pm
Has a 'child prodigy' taken credit for a discovery?
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Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

July 25, 2014 - 9:48am
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
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Mobile test illuminates risk taking

July 25, 2014 - 5:09am
Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.
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The ship that totally failed to change the world

July 25, 2014 - 2:26am
The atomic ship that totally failed to change the world
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Africa 'needs green revolution'

July 24, 2014 - 7:20pm
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

July 24, 2014 - 7:19pm
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
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Wildlife loss link to child slavery

July 24, 2014 - 7:17pm
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
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VIDEO: Call for end to 'throwaway society'

July 24, 2014 - 1:57pm
MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill.
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Call for end to 'throwaway society'

July 24, 2014 - 11:05am
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
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Rosetta's comet seen in close-up

July 24, 2014 - 9:11am
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
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Government to end nuclear waste veto

July 24, 2014 - 8:26am
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
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Carbon concerns over wood burning

July 24, 2014 - 6:58am
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
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Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

July 24, 2014 - 6:33am
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
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Genetic clues to age of first period

July 24, 2014 - 1:09am
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
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Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

July 23, 2014 - 9:09pm
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
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VIDEO: Who was that man on the Moon?

July 23, 2014 - 5:01pm
Why the US public lost interest in lunar exploration
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Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

July 23, 2014 - 2:21pm
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
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VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

July 23, 2014 - 2:12pm
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
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