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The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
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A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.
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Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.
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Parliament should scrap the Climate Change Act and we should stop "exaggerating" the effects of climate change, says Owen Patterson.
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Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
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A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.
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Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed
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The European Space Agency confirms the decision to try to land a robot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 12 November.
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Campaigners say the UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless current cutbacks are reversed.
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The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary is expected to say.
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Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned.
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The Philae robot, soon to try to land on Comet 67P, takes another dramatic image of the icy object.
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How far away is a treatment and vaccine?
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A new form of solar cloud is identified by research led by Dundee University into "space weather" emanating from the Sun.
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Global climate models under play the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants according to new research.
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Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.
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A new species of hermaphrodite land snail found in Taiwan has been named in support of marriage equality.
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A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
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A new species of mussel has been found in the UK which could be hugely damaging to British wildlife.
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Geologists name the UK's top 100 geological sites, including 10 "people's favourites".
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Hi-res surveillance system causes US controversy
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Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
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The First Spacewalk
12 Oct 2014 3:01:49
How the first human to take steps in outer space nearly didn't return to Earth
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Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
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How the US changed the language of science
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