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The University of Oxford will decide whether to pull out of its investments in coal and oil sands later.
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A team of conservationists have highlighted the plight of endangered eagles by filming a record-breaking bird flight from the top of the Burj Khalifeh in Dubai.
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Conservationists are preparing an eagle for a world record attempt in Dubai, to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey.
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The process begins of machining the fastest wheels in automotive history for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project.
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VIDEO: The art of microbes
13 Mar 2015 3:59:32
A UK artist is using the science of microbes to inspire her work.
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The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.
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America’s chief climate negotiator, Todd Stern, says the Paris summit will not solve climate change - just set nations on the right path.
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An initiative called the African Seed Access Index is launched to help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider variety of food crop seeds.
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The world is running out of burial space
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Whither the world's ocean liners?
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Nasa cameras have captured images an X-class flare, the strongest category of Sun storm possible, and they are the first of its size in 2015.
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The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.
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A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.
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A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.
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Video footage has been released which show the volcano eruption off Tonga which led to the creation of new Pacific island.
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A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.
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Is reintroducing the big cat to Britain a good idea?
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New dates for the start of the Anthropocene - the geological age of humans - have been proposed by scientists. 31836233
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At a site in the Utah desert, in the US, Nasa test-fires the biggest rocket ever made, part of its Space Launch System which is expected to pave the way for manned missions to Mars.
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Cornwall is set to become a training centre for space mission operators with a new course at Goonhilly earth satellite station.
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Devon's wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of a disease.
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New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.
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The first truffle to have been cultivated on UK soil is harvested from a field in Leicestershire.
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Sarah Brightman reveals she has been working with former husband Andrew Lloyd Webber on a song she can perform while aboard the International Space Station.
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BBC Horizon trails one of science's greatest quests
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