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Two genes linked with violent crime

October 28, 2014 - 3:00am
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
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VIDEO: New supercomputer for Met Office

October 28, 2014 - 2:13am
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.
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VIDEO: Wild flowers targeted by thieves

October 28, 2014 - 1:53am
Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.
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Met Office supercomputer confirmed

October 28, 2014 - 1:41am
Plans are unveiled for a £97m supercomputer which will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
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Protection plan 'will not save reef'

October 27, 2014 - 11:49pm
Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
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The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

October 27, 2014 - 6:30pm
The high-stakes world of botanical crime
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Piece of Australia found in Vanuatu

October 27, 2014 - 4:53pm
A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.
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Population controls 'not effective'

October 27, 2014 - 3:50pm
Attempts to restrict population growth will not solve global sustainability issues in the short term, new research says.
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Swan numbers show 'alarming crash'

October 27, 2014 - 11:38am
The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.
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'Tree of the Year' shortlist issued

October 27, 2014 - 5:29am
The 10 trees to make the final of England's "Tree of the Year" competition are announced.
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Bloodhound Diary: Putting it all together

October 27, 2014 - 2:42am
Into the assembly of the world's fastest car
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Eyeball link to Alzheimer's studied

October 26, 2014 - 6:20pm
A new £1.1m study led from Dundee University is to investigate whether eye tests can provide an "early warning" of Alzheimer's disease.
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Australia green firms hit by cut

October 26, 2014 - 6:04pm
Australia's green energy firms hit by target cuts
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Paper test can detect Ebola strains

October 26, 2014 - 1:51pm
DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence.
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VIDEO: Two by two? How to move 1,700 animals

October 26, 2014 - 4:54am
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre in Cumbria move their 1700 animals to a new home County Durham.
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10 things you may not know about laughter

October 25, 2014 - 5:15pm
10 things you may not have known about being amused
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VIDEO: Record skydive from edge of space

October 25, 2014 - 12:36am
Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump by leaping from 135,890 feet (41,419 metres) beating Felix Baumgartner's record.
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Mapping and modelling murmurations

October 24, 2014 - 8:20pm
Can science explain the flocking habits of starlings?
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Google boss sets new skydive record

October 24, 2014 - 4:35pm
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
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Autumnwatch returns to Leighton Moss

October 24, 2014 - 9:56am
Stags, starlings and more turn out for Autumnwatch
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