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Fantastic beasts and how to name them

June 23, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

The first Harry Potter book was published 20 years ago. We mark the occasion by looking at the animals named after its characters.

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Mystery of the huge whales

June 8, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Scientists may have cracked the answer to the question of why whales are so big.

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Vanishing glaciers

May 25, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, is losing its glaciers – they’re melting quickly and might all be gone by 2080.

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Cassini’s final mission

May 12, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

NASA spacecraft Cassini comes to the end of its 20-year mission to study the planet Saturn.

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From seawater to drinking water

April 28, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Scientists have discovered a way of making seawater drinkable using an unimaginably fine sieve!

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Could shrimp shells replace plastic bags?

March 22, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Plastic is polluting the planet – but researchers are working on an environmentally friendly alternative made with shrimp shells.

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Scientists announce Zealandia, the eighth continent

March 10, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Scientists have proposed that there is an eighth continent, and 94% of it is hidden under the sea!

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14-year-old invents anti-landmine drone

Feb. 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

An unmanned aircraft has been developed in India with the ability to find and destroy landmines – and the mastermind behind this amazing invention is just 14 years old!

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Asteroid flies close to Earth

Jan. 23, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

An asteroid the size of a multi-storey building zoomed by Earth last week, just two days after it was first discovered.

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Massive lobster has a lucky escape

Dec. 16, 2016, 2:22 p.m.

An extra-large lobster has escaped being dinner after an animal lover bought him from a restaurant and returned him to the sea!

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