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China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
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A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
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Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" figures
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Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous ventures.
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Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
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Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.
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Some of the weird and wonderful entries vying for Design of the Year
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The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
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A million properties across England could in future be heated by water from rivers, canals and the sea, the government says.
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The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.
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The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.
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House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.
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A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall.
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The Curiosity rover makes a detection of nitrogen compounds which provide further evidence that ancient Mars would have been a habitable world.
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A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
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Pregnant women are often told what to eat and what to avoid but sound advice can get lost in a mix of badly-reported science and old wives' tales.
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Why I consumed my own blood
25 Mar 2015 0:11:22
Michael Mosley on why he snacked on his own blood
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Is your personality suited to the place you live? New research maps the personality of 380 locations in Great Britain.
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The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is proceeding slowly, with one section of the vast machine trailing behind the other seven in its preparations.
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Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.
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A study suggests that non-native plant species do not pose a risk to native flora, as widely assumed, because negative impacts are limited to localised areas.
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Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.
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Solar energy could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government forecasts.
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Scientists report a new species of giant amphibian after digging up multiple fossils from an ancient, dried-up lake where hundreds of the beasts probably died.
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Scientists in central Australia discover what they say is a 400km-wide underground asteroid crater - the largest impact area ever found.
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