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Global climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a formal negotiating text for the climate summit in Paris in December.
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Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.
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The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world's largest colony of gannets following a count by experts.
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Why this 24-year-old wants a one-way trip
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More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.
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The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.
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About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, a new scientific assessment suggests.
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Scientists at a US meeting have said it is now time to actively try to contact intelligent life on other worlds.
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Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a study suggests.
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Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.
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A major count of farmland birds has concluded with sightings of several rare species.
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Making new art from old in a Nobel Prize winner's lab
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Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a touch-screen study reveals.
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An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a weather satellite successfully launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its third attempt.
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The Deep Space Climate Observatory launches from Florida on a mission to monitor both the Sun and the Earth.
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DNA analysis reveals frequent interbreeding between Darwin's famous Galapagos finches, and uncovers a gene linked to their different beak shapes.
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Students at a college in Bedfordshire are trying to save an type of cooking pear, which is through have been first cultivated in the 13th century.
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Physicists in France work out several details of what makes popcorn pop, including the critical temperature required.
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The European Space Agency launches its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.
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A toucan in Costa Rica, which lost part of its beak in an attack by youths, looks set to be fitted with a prosthetic replacement.
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Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.
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The European Space Agency is about to launch a wedge-shaped craft around the Earth to test critical technologies needed for controlled re-entry into the atmosphere.
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The strange experiment on UK's 720ft airship
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Google unveils its latest robot - Spot
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Geologists find that a huge canyon in Iceland was created by a few short days of catastrophic flooding, separated by thousands of years.
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