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The deepest and oldest waters on Earth are not immune from contamination, warn scientists.
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Scientists have calculated the optimal strategy for throwing something accurately, even a ball of paper.
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Homo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.
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The probe will be out of radio contact as it dives in between the planet's rings and cloudtops.
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The largest family tree of dog ever assembled shows how dogs evolved into more than 150 modern breeds.
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Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.
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Scientists publish a new atlas of the poles, detailing the sometimes strange shapes on the ocean floor.
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Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.
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Fossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.
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Academic staff from EU countries should be urgently guaranteed a right to stay, say MPs.
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Machine learning
24 Apr 2017 3:52:29
Many people are unsure about what machine learning is, but the chances are they are using it every day.
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A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.
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'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.
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A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.
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The UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.
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An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.
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Roadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.
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Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.
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Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.
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Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.
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Thousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".
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Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.
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The Cassini satellite is about to put itself on a path that will take it to destruction in September.
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The Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.
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Circular runways
21 Apr 2017 0:29:14
The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.
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