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A study of fruit bats as they fly and land upside-down reveals a 3-D compass in their brains, researchers say.
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As a key UN climate change conference continues, BBC News visits a Nepali village destroyed by a landslide and finds a lack of funds is delaying protection projects.
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Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.
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Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
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Scientists at London's Natural History Museum have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a Stegosaurus skeleton.
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Scientists have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a stegosaurus skeleton.
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Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.
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Sea-level rise and river engineering "spell disaster" for many of the world's river deltas, say scientists.
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What makes temperatures vary from year to year?
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This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.
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In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has given some details of the government's previous financial commitments to science.
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An "awareness gap" among consumers about the impact of the livestock sector threatens to undermine efforts to curb climate change, a report warns.
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Forecasters believe this year could be the UK's warmest for almost 250 years, as measured by the world's oldest record of temperature.
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A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US launches in the UK.
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A detailed plan of a medieval city near Salisbury in Wiltshire is produced by experts without the need for a single archaeological dig.
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Are we really at risk of smart machines killing us off?
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Analysis of Richard III's DNA has thrown up surprising evidence of infidelity somewhere in his family tree.
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Prof Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race".
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A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US has been approved for use in the UK by regulators.
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HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.
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Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.
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Europe's research ministers gather on Tuesday to consider the future of the Ariane rocket and the space station.
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After one season of playing American football, some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains even when they did not suffer concussion, a small study suggests.
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Delegates are set to meet in Peru to try and agree a negotiating text for a new global climate deal to be signed at the end of 2015.
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