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The algorithms that make big decisions about your life

August 17, 2020 - 3:12pm
From insurance and healthcare to social media and policing, algorithms are used all around us.
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Scientists unlock Alpine trees' molecular defence

August 17, 2020 - 12:04pm
Researchers say they have found a way to resist the spread of a disease threatening forests.
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'Hottest temperature on Earth' as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

August 17, 2020 - 11:59am
A reading of 130F (54.4C) recorded in Death Valley could be the highest reliable recording ever.
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Mauritius oil spill: Wrecked MV Wakashio breaks up

August 16, 2020 - 7:43am
The MV Wakashio, which spilled more than 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil off Mauritius, has split apart.
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Rising water levels in Kenya's Great Rift Valley threaten jobs and wildlife

August 16, 2020 - 12:08am
Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes by rising water levels in two Kenyan lakes.
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Campaigners win fight to stop Maldives islands becoming luxury resort

August 16, 2020 - 12:06am
Local residents in the Maldives have won a campaign against developers and the government who wanted to turn two islands into a luxury resort.
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Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

August 15, 2020 - 12:38am
A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.
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Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates 350th anniversary

August 15, 2020 - 12:25am
The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrates three and a half centuries of science and conservation.
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Star Carr: North Yorkshire's archaeological 'Tardis' 10 years on

August 15, 2020 - 12:02am
Star Carr, a prehistoric site near present-day Scarborough, has yielded many important finds.
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Mauritius oil spill: Are major incidents less frequent?

August 14, 2020 - 12:28am
Oil slicks can lead to major environmental disasters but industry experts say regulations are now much tighter.
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Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

August 14, 2020 - 12:01am
Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.
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Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

August 13, 2020 - 12:09am
The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.
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Golden eagles breeding success at Scottish Highlands estate

August 13, 2020 - 12:07am
The raptors have bred on an estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years.
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What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

August 13, 2020 - 12:02am
As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.
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Mauritius oil spill: Rush to pump out oil before ship breaks

August 12, 2020 - 11:11am
The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, and has leaked oil into the ocean.
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Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain

August 12, 2020 - 6:31am
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in Europe.
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How Ebola prepared one doctor for Covid-19

August 12, 2020 - 12:03am
How Ebola prepared one doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat coronavirus.
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Tiger sightings increase in Thai forest

August 12, 2020 - 12:03am
This year 79 tigers were captured on hidden cameras in Thailand’s Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng forest.
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New dinosaur related to T. rex discovered on Isle of Wight

August 12, 2020 - 12:01am
Four bones found at Shanklin belonged to a new species of theropod dinosaur, a study finds.
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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

August 11, 2020 - 12:10pm
The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada's broken Milne Ice Shelf.
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