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One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.
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The little world is finally about to come into view
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Astronomers measure Saturn’s position with unprecedented accuracy thanks to a continent-wide radio telescope.
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How milking the venom from snakes could save thousands of lives
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Scientists in Canada create a computer program that they say is the perfect poker player - never making a mistake.
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What is the future for drones?
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Astrophysicists studying the unstable "stellar monster" Eta Carinae unveil fresh insights and a 3D model of the destructive maelstrom at its heart.
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The hardware helpers invading your home
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The world's biggest ship - for 53 days
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The teams burying the Ebola victims in Sierra Leone
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The animals killed and maimed in Australia's bushfires
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The decades-long drought in the search for new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections could be over, after a breakthrough by US scientists.
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Can we really give up fossil fuels?
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Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.
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What you need to drive at 1,000mph
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The Antarctic people treading in Shackleton's footsteps
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Among eight new planets they have spied in distant solar systems, astronomers say one in particular has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world".
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A farmer in Devon is forced to slaughter half his herd of Heck cows after they repeatedly tried to attack his farm workers.
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Australia records its third-warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910.
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The Hubble Space Telescope, which in 2015 completes 25 years in orbit, has gathered dramatic new views of two well-known celestial objects - the "Pillars of Creation" and the Andromeda Galaxy.
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US company SpaceX has postponed an experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform.
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Should planes be tracked in real time?
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Astronomers have proved they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning, the BBC's Jonathan Webb reports from Seattle.
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California's SpaceX company will take the unusual step of trying to land part of its Falcon rocket after it launches a cargo mission to the space station on Tuesday.
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The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose, US researchers show.
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