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UK astronaut Tim Peake is to fly to the International Space Station, launching on a Soyuz rocket in November or December 2015.
Global temperature rises will be slower in the coming decades say researchers but the long term picture is consistent.
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
GPS data could provide faster and more accurate early warning systems for tsunamis, a German team of scientists suggest.
The raw power of the Sun as it unleashes the strongest radiation storms yet seen in 2013
Rush to join Arctic Council reflects growing importance of the region
French agriculture starts to feel effects of deteriorating economy
BBC correspondent tries out Google's smart glasses
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Why do people mutilate bodies in war?
Did the Dambusters raid really shorten World War II?
Sea levels are rising - but how quickly?
Trying to understand the adolescent brain
Will the space station ever justify its existence?
From crocodiles to exotic birds, the Caribbean country is teeming with wildlife
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