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The BBC's Victoria Gill looks under the microscope to discover the microplastics lurking in our waters.
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Microplastic particles contaminate the riverbeds throughout the UK, research suggests.
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A snowy owl, one of which stars in the Harry Potter films, brings in visitors to bird reserves.
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UK-headquartered start-up Effective Space aims to put up its first satellite servicing "drones" in 2020.
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Wild birds may catch and spread diseases as they gather to feed in gardens, say scientists.
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Researchers in Texas aim to create robots that can cope with our messy world.
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Rare footage of a baby western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.
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Research shows that planets orbiting distant stars may be surprisingly colourful.
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Sir John Sulston, a key figure in the race to decode the human genome, has died at the age of 75.
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The government says it is better for coffee shops to offer discounts to those who bring their own cups.
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Researchers are using powerful X-rays to look inside cannonballs found on the famous Tudor ship, the Mary Rose.
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From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.
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A new study claims the remains discovered on a Pacific island are a 99% match with the explorer.
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Two Emperor penguins stumbled across a camera that was left by an Australian Antarctic explorer.
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Nasa's Juno mission begins to unravel the mysteries of the gas giant's interior structure.
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Nerve agents
08 Mar 2018 2:01:19
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?
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Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of changing weather patterns, studies show.
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Red squirrel numbers in Scotland are being boosted by the activity of pine martens.
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Nine teams, including one from the UK, will demonstrate new technology to map the sea floor.
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Why red squirrel numbers are boosted by the activity of their natural predator, the pine marten.
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Britain's carbon emissions have sunk to the level last seen in 1890, helped by reduced coal use.
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The next phase of the Iris project to streamline European air traffic management is initiated.
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Four dementia scientists share this year's 1m euro prize for their pivotal work.
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Sudan, whose future was "not looking bright", rallies slightly as his carers treat his wounds.
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A family found the message, dropped in 1886 by a German ship, on a remote beach in West Australia.
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