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The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
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A nature reserve becomes a stronghold for two rare butterflies, a wildlife trust says.
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Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.
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Is there any science behind Planet of the Apes?
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People in Guernsey are being warned to be careful on the beach after blue jellyfish were spotted off the coast.
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China has for the first time admitted that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, participants at a Cites meeting on endangered species say.
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A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
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The air quality in some of the UK's biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030 according to the government.
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Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
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Scientists patent a new way to make ultra-high resolution displays that are flexible and extremely thin.
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Rosetta: 'Spuds in space'
10 Jul 2014 3:14:03
Rosetta's comet quarry shapes up
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Iraq warns the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in Mosul.
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RSPB Scotland is urging people to discard unwanted plastic bags carefully after a rare bird was photographed with one caught in its beak.
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The number of animal experiments carried out in the UK showed a small rise last year, despite a pledge by the government to reduce them.
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Is the Higgs boson made up of other particles?
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Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.
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Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
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Reptiles whose offspring's gender is dependent on temperature must spread out to survive the effects of climate change, new research shows.
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Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.
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New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.
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A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.
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Reports indicate Russia has launched its all new Angara rocket on a maiden flight from the northern Plesetsk military cosmodrome.
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Computer graphics are used to show how one of the first land predators on Earth would have moved 410 million years ago.
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England is still not doing enough to tackle the risks from climate change, government advisers say.
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A guide to assistance dogs
09 Jul 2014 1:37:54
A guide to canine helpers
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