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A study of fruit bats as they fly and land upside-down reveals a 3-D compass in their brains, researchers say.
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Satellite broadcaster Sky sells a majority stake in its gambling operation Sky Bet to CVC Capital Partners, valuing the business at £800m.
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Irish airline Ryanair raises its full-year profit forecast again following a 22% jump in passenger numbers in the year to November.
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As a key UN climate change conference continues, BBC News visits a Nepali village destroyed by a landslide and finds a lack of funds is delaying protection projects.
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The FTSE 100 opens little-changed, but shares in travel firms rise after positive news from Tui, Easyjet and Ryanair.
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The annual growth in UK house prices slowed in November to 8.2%, according to the latest figures from the Halifax.
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British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.
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Public spending is set to fall to levels not seen since the 1930s, forecasters are predicting following the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
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Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
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Tokyo-based mobile carrier giant Softbank Corp says it has invested $250m (£159.2m) in one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing taxi app services, GrabTaxi
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Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
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Why the cloud may eclipse Amazon's online store
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A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures
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The young men and women transforming Portuguese wine
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How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland
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What you might have missed in the Autumn Statement
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The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.
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Scientists at London's Natural History Museum have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a Stegosaurus skeleton.
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Scientists have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a stegosaurus skeleton.
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The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata refuses a request by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand a recall of cars containing its faulty airbags.
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Two of Britain's biggest housebuilders, Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey, will re-enter the FTSE 100 later this month.
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Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.
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Sea-level rise and river engineering "spell disaster" for many of the world's river deltas, say scientists.
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How Newcastle is adapting to the economy's changing shape
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