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27 December 2014 Last updated at 23:07

Sun's sizzling X-rays photographedsun

Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.


Theresa MayScientists attack student exit plan

Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.

clouded leopardBig cat trade from Burma to China up

A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Philae comet lander: Sleep well little probe

European Space Agency controllers will continue to listen for Philae in the days ahead, hopeful that the comet lander will somehow become active again.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Will Kerry strike gold at Lima climate talks?

As US Secretary of State John Kerry joins UN climate talks in Lima, we look at some of the hurdles on the path to an historic global deal.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

The largest vessel the world has ever seen

An enormous ship is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

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