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David Cameron is appointing his new cabinet with Amber Rudd, John Whittingdale and Sajid Javid among those promoted - but there's no job for Boris Johnson.
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Why did Ancient Egyptians mummify animals in their millions?
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A scanning project suggests that about a third of Ancient Egypt's animal mummies are empty.
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Already legally defined as Australia's "National Gemstone", the country's precious opals are punting for a new international designation - that of Global Heritage Stone Resource.
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The height of a swath of the Himalayas has dropped by around one metre as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, scientists say.
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A forensic laboratory opens in Kenya that will build up a DNA database of wild animals to help secure successful prosecutions of poachers
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The Russian space agency says its out-of-control Progress spacecraft has burnt up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
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Our own choices stop us from reading ideologically challenging content more than Facebook's algorithms, according to a study by the company's own researchers.
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Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd.
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Ant behaviour may hold the key to developing for more effective techniques for search and rescue.
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Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.
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Who said building a 1,000mph car would be easy?
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The polls may close tonight in Britain's general election but there is another big vote happening to find out Britain's favourite bird.
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Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.
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Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.
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An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.
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A newly discovered microbe could help solve one of the most controversial puzzles in modern biology.
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A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.
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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a vast solar farm in Okinawa to see how Japan is trying to move on from nuclear power.
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British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.
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Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.
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The vote of those living in the countryside is crucial in this election, but what issues are important to them?
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SpaceX is set to conduct an unmanned test of the launch escape system it will use on its Dragon astronaut capsule.
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Violent storms sweep northern Germany, triggering a tornado that hit a small town and leaving one person dead in Hamburg.
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The evolution of thousands of pop songs spanning from 1960 to 2010 is analysed by scientists.
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