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Bill Gates says "surveillance systems" are needed to spot the signs of a disease outbreak earlier and prevent crises like the Ebola situation in West Africa.
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Robots roaming the remote Southern Ocean, controlled from Norfolk by satellite, are collecting information on how warm water is melting the Antarctic ice cap.
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An agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to crops could establish itself within the UK, according to a scientist.
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Some of the world's top scientists have won huge cash prizes at an awards show in Silicon Valley, in California.
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Top scientists have been awarded huge cash prizes at a ceremony on Sunday in California.
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Illuminating the structure of matter
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Story of Bletchley Park's top female codebreaker
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Footage has emerged of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy,
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The brain has dedicated neurons for each of the five taste categories - salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami - scientists have discovered.
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The testes have been identified as the most distinctive type of human tissue, by a major project in Sweden.
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If the Rosetta probe can get into just the right position around Comet 67P on Wednesday, it will eject the Philae lander on to a seven-hour descent to the surface of the 4km-wide icy object.
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An unseasonal plague of fruit flies, being experienced by some parts of the UK, is down to an "exceptionally mild winter", according to Dr Michelle Fountain, an entomologist specialising in fruit crops at the East Malling Research Station in Kent.
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A species of bat has been observed for the first time interfering with the sound signals of competitors to "steal" food.
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Scientists say they have identified parts of the brain that generate feelings of a phantom-like presence and create an experiment that makes people feel like a ghost is nearby.
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The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the last Ice Age, DNA analysis suggests.
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A new study of the universe's background light suggests that as many as half its stars might be hidden in the space between galaxies.
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Observations of a cosmic confrontation between a huge gas cloud and the black hole at the centre of our galaxy have sparked a debate among astronomers.
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A fisherman captures images on his mobile phone of a humpback whale breaching in the sea off the Isle of Skye.
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The Alma radio telescope has snapped the clearest ever image of planets forming around a very young star.
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A gamekeeper convicted of "the worst case of bird of prey poisoning" recorded in England, according to the RSPB, is given a suspended sentence.
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Norfolk gamekeeper Allen Lambert is due to be sentenced today, for what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England.
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A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies has been picked as 2014's winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering.
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Space epic tests brain and stamina
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What's in a scientific name?
06 Nov 2014 2:23:36
Scientific names offer fresh perspective on natural world
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A new study offers insights into the genetic changes that allowed land-dwelling animals to develop sex organs.
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