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28 July 2014 Last updated at 10:13

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck' T Rex in a forest

Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.


Fracking facilityBidding starts for fracking licences

The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces.

Fire fighter battles a spot fire near Plymouth, California (26 July 2014)California hit by raging wildfires

Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.

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The ascent vehicle blasts off from MarsHow to put a human on Mars

UK team's concept for putting the first people on the Red Planet

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Rosetta heads for space 'rubber duck'

Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Is Obama's climate 'regime change' unstoppable?

Matt McGrath examines the detail of President Obama's announcement on climate change.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Deep sea mining licences issued

The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

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