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Emily Voigt devoted three years of her life and visited fifteen countries in search of the rare Asian arowana.
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Two Amur snow leopards - believed to be the world's rarest big cat - are born at Twycross Zoo.
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The man who has taken charge of UK research funding says Brexit presents scientists with an opportunity.
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Crowd dynamics
02 Aug 2016 2:12:06
The World Music Festival, Womad, hosted a science pavilion this year, but are such initiatives successful?
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One of the last known populations of woolly mammoths became extinct because of a lack of drinking water, a study concludes.
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Slow-motion replays of crimes in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to US research.
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Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of disease including type-2 diabetes, a new company says.
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A lynx that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo is back in his pen after more than three weeks on the run.
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A whirling column of air and water mist provides a stunning sight off the Suffolk coast.
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Researchers and donors tell the story of how your brain tissue can help with medical research.
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Dr Laura Palmer shows us what happens inside a brain bank and and explains why such donations are vital.
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A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.
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One of the world's leading air crash investigators tells Australian TV he believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea.
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The cave systems at the base of the rock of Gibraltar have just received UNESCO world heritage status, in recognition of the rich insights they bring to the study of Neanderthals.
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Towers of lettuce and pak choi, or a three-storey farm in an office building - could this be the future of farming?
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A rare, and extremely pungent. 'corpse flower' has bloomed in New York Botanical Garden.
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The RSPB is concerned after the number of little terns nesting in the UK's biggest colony dropped by almost half.
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Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p levy on them was introduced, government data suggests.
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Heavy lifting
29 Jul 2016 9:51:15
Andy Green looks at the logistics involved in getting the Bloodhound supersonic car to South Africa next year so that it can begin its assault on the world land speed record.
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The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"
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Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
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The establishment of community gardens in inner city areas can boost social and ecological wellbeing, suggest researchers.
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One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur
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It's a rare albino squirrel, living in a garden in Sussex.
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Scientists are calling for a "thoughtful debate" about the wisdom of global attempts to limit temperature rises under 1.5C.
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