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22 October 2014 Last updated at 09:57

Physics reveals how nature sparklesShoal of sardines (c) Science Photo Library

Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.


Lions in the SerengetiSlumbering lions win top photo prize

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Tractor beamTractor beam breaks distance record

Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.

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Rosetta comet: More black swan than yellow duck

One of the fascinating things about comets is their blackness - akin to a lump of coal or the briquettes you put on the BBQ.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Climate summit advances towards Paris deal

Despite the absence of India and Australia, a majority of prime ministers and presidents came to the climate summit in New York with pledges of action.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Ebola outbreak: How Nigeria is beating the killer virus

Nigeria, unlike other Ebola-stricken countries, is succeeding in wiping out the disease through rigorous monitoring, the BBC's David Shukman reports.

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