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Astrophysicists outline what Planet Nine might be like - if indeed it exists.
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Experiments show how ribose - an important sugar for life - can form when a simple icy mixture is hit by UV light.
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An online competition to become the "chief wombat cuddler" of a baby wombat in Tasmania, has made the tiny marsupial something of a celebrity.
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Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the extent of interbreeding between the two groups.
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While reporting from the Antarctic, the BBC's Victoria Gill takes a dip in the near-freezing sea.
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A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.
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Reducing food waste and changing the way people consume calories will help deliver a sustainable food system and reduce emissions, a study suggests.
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British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.
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How a newly launched Antarctic citizen science project allows young amateur explorers to adopt and monitor their own penguin colony.
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Two studies confirm that multiple supernovae have showered the Earth with radiation within the last few million years.
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A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others produce a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt.
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Red deer on the outer Scottish islands were probably brought there in boats by Neolithic humans from as far away as mainland Europe, according to a study of ancient and modern deer DNA.
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A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot am 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.
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An expedition gets under way to drill into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.
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Scientists say they have kept a pig heart alive in a baboon for more than two years.
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Scientists may be closer to revealing the route taken by Hannibal as he crossed to Alps to attack ancient Rome.
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An animal welfare charity attempts to trap a raccoon that was spotted several miles from where one was filmed in the Scottish Highlands.
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A government consultation on whether to change the rules governing how contractors deal with protected species when developing sites ends this week.
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Vitamin D supplements may help people with a failing heart, a study suggests.
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A newly discovered 430 million-year-old creature appears to have dragged its offspring around on strings, like underwater kites.
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Meet the man who shoots 30,000 wallabies a year
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Space transportation company Blue Origin say they have successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket, which is capable of carrying six passengers, for the third time.
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The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?
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Computer science A-levels in the 1970s
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Might she come from Africa?
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