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Cryosat tracks Arctic ice freeze-up

October 26, 2015 - 3:56am
Arctic sea-ice volume during the first two weeks of October was about 6,200 cubic km, according to the Cryosat spacecraft - tracking down from the high in 2013.
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Should we kill animals for food?

October 25, 2015 - 7:15pm
Can you make a moral case for eating meat?
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VIDEO: Counting seals on the County Down coastline

October 23, 2015 - 11:30am
BBC News NI's Conor Macauley joins a group of volunteers from Copeland Bird Observatory to record seals on the County Down coastline.
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VIDEO: Archive film shows parachuting beavers

October 23, 2015 - 11:19am
Archive footage has been uncovered of a group of beavers being parachuted into wilderness in the US.
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Copenhagen ghosts haunt climate talks

October 23, 2015 - 7:44am
Climate negotiations in Bonn proceed slowly, with the ghost of Copenhagen in attendance.
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Snow leopards face 'new threat'

October 23, 2015 - 5:55am
Warmer temperatures are threatening to shrink the habitat of the snow leopard, the big cat already struggling against extinction, a report says.
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Pluto's Kerberos finally shows itself

October 23, 2015 - 3:59am
An image of Kerberos, one of the two tiny moons of Pluto, arrives from Nasa's New Horizons probe.
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VIDEO: Inside Bonn climate change talks

October 23, 2015 - 12:28am
The BBC's Roger Harrabin explains how the climate change talks in Bonn work and who is there.
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Half-and-half butterfly emerges

October 22, 2015 - 7:31pm
An "extremely rare" half male, half female butterfly is found in Hertfordshire.
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Big monkey voice 'means less sperm'

October 22, 2015 - 7:24pm
Monkeys face an "evolutionary trade off" between a deep, impressive voice and producing lots of sperm, researchers discover.
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Virtual reality 'predicts Alzheimer's'

October 22, 2015 - 7:22pm
Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.
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Plague traced back to Bronze Age

October 22, 2015 - 7:20pm
Plague has been a scourge on humanity for far longer than previously thought, samples of ancient DNA show.
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In the lion's den: The Indian women who answer cat calls

October 22, 2015 - 6:53pm
The Indian women who answer cat calls
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Cash questions dominate climate talks

October 22, 2015 - 3:59pm
Negotiators meeting at UN climate talks in Germany say that questions over cash are the biggest barrier to a new global deal.
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Visit seals deal on 'China Eden'

October 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
Sir Tim Smit signs a contract to build an Eden project on the east coast of China.
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Expedition seeks Atlantis microbes

October 22, 2015 - 11:31am
Monday will see an international team of scientists set sail for the mid-Atlantic on a quest to sample microorganisms living deep in the ocean floor.
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EU 'ineffective' on illegal logging

October 22, 2015 - 10:46am
EU aid aimed at curbing the illegal timber trade was poorly managed, say auditors, who are urging better targeting and monitoring.
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UK animal experiment count 'falls'

October 22, 2015 - 10:31am
The Home Office's annual statistics show a 6% drop in animal experiments in the UK - but the office has changed the way it collects these figures.
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What is climate change?

October 22, 2015 - 8:38am
What do we - and don't we - know?
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Dead arms test role of clenched fist

October 22, 2015 - 6:26am
US scientists perform a macabre set of experiments to bolster their controversial argument that fist fights shaped the human hand.
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