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Cardboard cribs
25 Mar 2017 0:29:17
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?
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The Foehn feeling
24 Mar 2017 6:09:42
For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.
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Researchers are warning of a "devastating" loss of coral at the Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea.
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The British-led effort to break the World Land Speed Record is delayed by cash-flow problems to 2018.
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After years of planning, scientists are set now to send missions to explore the ocean world of Europa.
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A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.
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Researchers are using genome sequencing to make sure patients get the right drugs more quickly.
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2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.
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The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.
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The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.
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New edition of International Cloud Atlas includes asperitas cloud after long campaign by skywatchers.
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Paleo artist
22 Mar 2017 0:27:37
An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.
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Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.
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The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.
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Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.
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Princess Royal's views in BBC radio show appear to be at odds with the stance taken by the Prince of Wales.
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'Dispersal machines'
22 Mar 2017 3:25:23
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.
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The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.
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Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.
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Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.
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President jokes while signing space agency funding bill
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Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.
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A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.
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The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.
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Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.
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