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High view
22 Aug 2017 0:10:49
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.
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Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.
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A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.
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The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.
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A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.
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Skywatchers in the US prepare for an event that is without precedent in the country's 241-year history.
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In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.
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Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.
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Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.
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A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
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Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.
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A licence to kill bear cubs?
16 Aug 2017 3:05:49
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?
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Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.
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Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.
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Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray
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A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.
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The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.
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Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?
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How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?
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Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.
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A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
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Majestic archipelago
14 Aug 2017 3:56:50
The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.
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A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.
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The lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.
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Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.
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