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    Astronomers bid farewell to $3.9 billion Saturn spacecraft

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:45am on September 15, 2017

    Global astronomers bid farewell Friday to NASA’s famed Cassini spacecraft, which launched 20 years ago to circle Saturn and transformed the...

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    Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35am on September 14, 2017

    NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant...

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    Cassini skims Saturn’s atmosphere

    BBC | Updated at 11:48am on August 14, 2017

    The Cassini probe is beginning the final phase of its mission to Saturn. The satellite is executing the first of five ultra-close passes of the...

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    Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

    BBC | Updated at 06:30pm on July 12, 2017

    One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica. The giant block is estimated to cover an area of roughly...

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    'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

    BBC | Updated at 10:36am on June 30, 2017

    The June heat waves that impacted much of the UK and Western Europe were made more intense because of climate change say scientists...

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    Flamingo balancing act saves energy

    BBC | Updated at 09:40am on May 24, 2017

    Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists have confirmed...

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    Cities need 'hedges rather than trees' for environment

    BBC | Updated at 09:30am on May 17, 2017

    Hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings, research has suggested...

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    Buddha's birthplace faces serious air pollution threat

    BBC | Updated at 09:45am on May 10, 2017

    The historic site of Buddha's birthplace in Nepal faces a serious threat from air pollution, scientists and officials have warned...

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    Albatrosses counted from space

    BBC | Updated at 06:58pm on May 04, 2017

    Scientists have started counting individual birds from space. They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of...

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    Primitive human 'lived much more recently'

    BBC | Updated at 09:40am on April 26, 2017

    A primitive type of human, once thought to be up to three million years old, actually lived much more recently, a study suggests...