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Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on Mars

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A Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars.

Saturday, Apr 21

11

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

BBC / Europe

The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

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The best and worst space films, according to Nasa

Friday, Apr 20

15

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

BBC / Health

An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

14

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet

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Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission.

09

NI woman takes helm at National Trust

BBC / Science

The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

08

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

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Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.

03

Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

BBC.com

The world-famous specimen is the world's best-preserved example of the extinct bird.

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

BBC / Science

The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

Thursday, Apr 19

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UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

BBC

People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?

21

'Sea nomads' evolved for free-diving

BBC / Science

In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

19

Poison project

BBC / Europe

Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.

11

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

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Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

04

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

BBC

Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

01

100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

BBC / Science

A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.

Planet-hunter launches from Florida

BBC / Science

The US space agency's Tess satellite lifts off on a mission to find thousands of new worlds.

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

BBC / Science

Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Heatwaves 'cook' Great Barrier Reef corals

BBC / Science

Recurring spells of ocean warming impact the diversity of coral reef communities.

19

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

BBC / Health

The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

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Chemical attack

BBC / Middle East

Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

10

Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution'

BBC / Business

The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

03

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

BBC / Science

China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

Blue Planet: Plankton named after David Attenborough series

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Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.

Tuesday, Apr 17

23

Meteorite diamonds 'came from lost planet'

BBC / Science

The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

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Porpoise plucked from shallow waters

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The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

12

Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

BBC / Europe

Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

School children quiz Nasa astronaut

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Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

04

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

BBC / Science

A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

03

Why are 99.75% of coffee cups not recycled?

www.bbc.co.uk

It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.

Monday, Apr 16

23

Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter

BBC / Science

The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours.