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The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.
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Investigations begin at a Madrid hospital where a Spanish nurse is the first person known to have contracted the Ebola virus outside West Africa.
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The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
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Professor Brian Cox joins a search-and-rescue mission in the depths of winter as they collect two cosmonauts and an astronaut as they arrive back on Earth after months living aboard the International Space Station.
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Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that polices on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
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The magic of video game sound effects
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BBC's Tulip Mazumdar visits Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone
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The 21st Century house cat
06 Oct 2014 5:53:46
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?
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The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".
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The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.
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New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor in Scotland could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the lives of some power stations.
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Many subtle DNA changes could explain why some people are taller than others, according to the largest ever study of the genetics behind height.
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The deeper half of the ocean has not warmed up to any detectable degree in the last decade, but warming of the surface layer since the 1970s has been seriously underestimated, according to two new studies.
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Neha Bhatnagar reports from a demonstration in Nairobi, as protests are held in over a hundred cities across the world calling for an end to the trade of ivory and rhino horns.
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New research published by the Natural History Museum has shown that it is possible to culture cells from butterfly wings to produce iridescent colours in the laboratory.
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The European Space Agency releases a shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which, among other things, allows enthusiasts to print their own 3D version of the "ice mountain".
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Conservationists have revealed the latest weapon in their fight to preserve and restore threatened heath land in Dorset.
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The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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Meet Robinson - the loneliest monkey in Africa
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New satellite data reveals thousands of previously unrecognised mountains on the bottom of the world's oceans.
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British scientists are hoping robots will be able to give the most detailed picture yet of life deep below the waterline. The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman reports
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A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
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How do domestic cats really see the world?
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A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.
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As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.
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