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UK man keeps eye on dangerous asteroids
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The man who can create traffic jams and other cyber-warriors
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A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
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A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.
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A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.
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The research arm of the US military is looking into designs for new, hi-tech tanks, focusing less on armour and more on mobility and speed.
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A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
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Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
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Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.
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Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.
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The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.
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Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
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A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, taking geological evidence with it.
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The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.
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How safe is eating meat?
17 Aug 2014 3:28:10
Dr Michael Mosley puts a high-meat diet to the test
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Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
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Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.
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Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.
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The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.
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Scientists say the secret behind the super-whiteness of some beetles lies in the complex molecular geometry of their thin scales, which are able to scatter light with supreme efficiency.
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New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.
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Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.
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Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.
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Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing
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How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?
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