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Researchers have captured images of an extremely rare white southern right whale calf off swimming with its mother off the coast of Western Australia.
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The fossilised skeleton of a 170 million-year-old Jurassic predator discovered on the Isle of Skye is unveiled in Edinburgh.
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Pressure is growing on the UK government to ratify the Paris climate change deal immediately.
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For the first time, skulls and other artefacts from the 1545 wreck of the Mary Rose warship are being exhibited online, as part of a project testing the limits of digital archaeology.
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Fracking fight
04 Sep 2016 3:26:13
Grace Livingstone talks to members of Mapuche indigenous communities living near a fracking site in Argentina about their concerns for their health and their environment.
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Decades of conservation efforts by China lead to a rise in the number of giant pandas, as they are taken off the endangered species list.
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Millions of honeybees have been killed in South Carolina after pesticide was sprayed to kill off mosquitoes that could be harbouring the Zika virus.
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Lun Lun, a 19-year-old giant panda, has given birth to twins - she also had twins in 2013.
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China's top legislative body ratifies Paris global climate agreement, ahead of expected joint announcement with US.
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Microbeads used in bathroom products are expected to be banned by the government by the end of next year.
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New images of Jupiter
02 Sep 2016 1:49:45
NASA has released spectacular images of Jupiter that have never been seen before.
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The US space agency releases pictures and other data from the Juno probe, which has just made its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
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Samsung has halted sales of the Galaxy Note 7 because of battery fire reports.
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Scientists working on the largest study of ticks in dogs have found that almost one third of dogs checked at random across the UK were found to be carrying a tick.
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Thousands of people have watched the Moon pass in front of the Sun, to make a so-called "ring of fire".
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Europe's biggest biomedical laboratory, the Francis Crick Institute, has opened in London.
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SpaceX was fuelling the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket for a test engine firing when the blast happened.
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Scientists in China find that a dog vaccine can also protect large livestock against rabies infection.
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An annular eclipse delivered a memorable spectacle across several African countries, as the moon's movement creates a "ring of fire" in the sky.
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A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX explodes on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.
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One of the world's rarest stick insects successfully breeds at Bristol Zoo - the first time the species has done so outside Australia.
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Free movement between the US and Mexico - the hottest of topics in the 2016 US presidential campaign - is not just a human issue.
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A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say.
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Some of the world’s earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland.
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A pink cockatoo, thought to be the oldest bird of its kind in captivity, has died at a US zoo.
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