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25 January 2015 Last updated at 18:22

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounterNew Horizons

Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.


Barrel jellyfishJellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

Photon raceScientists slow the speed of light

A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Beagle2: Small margins between success and failure

It is some consolation to know that Beagle2 made it to the surface of Mars, but also deeply frustrating to realise that success was denied by such small margins.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Should we try to halt extinction?

In an age when mankind can send robots to look for life on Mars, why can't science stop so many forms of life from being wiped out here on Earth?

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