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As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.
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Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.
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The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse sets out to cross the continental USA, flying out of California bound for Arizona.
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Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
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UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.
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The Large Hadron Collider at Cern is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
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Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.
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Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.
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A new nuclear power station in the UK will be the most expensive thing ever built on the planet. True or false?
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UK astronaut Tim Peake is preparing to drive a robot on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.
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British astronaut Tim Peake is set to take part in an experiment to control a space rover on Earth from his base on the International Space Station.
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Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
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Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.
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African heads of state prepare to meet in Kenya to discuss how to save the continent's elephants from extinction.
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Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
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A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.
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The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.
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A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.
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The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.
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Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.
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Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
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Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.
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More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
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"Clean air zones" targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, MPs say.
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The aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion
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