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Termites mix, reproduce at speed

Two destructive species of termite have mated and produced hybrid colonies that are growing at alarming rates, sparking fears of severe damage to homes.

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Lights to go out across the globe

As the clock shows it is 8.30pm on Saturday in their part of the world, people in cities will switch off their lights for an hour.

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Tracking bees’ decline

Scientists are being fitted with devices on backpacks to find out why their populations are being decimated.

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‘Like’ campaign aims to educate 5 000 kids
March 20 2015 at 10:58

International NGO encourages you to use your time on social media to effect a positive change in the world around you.

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Leguaans seeking refuge in gardens rescued
March 20 2015 at 11:15

Animals flee their comfort zones to escape threatening environmental changes, says animal welfare organisation.

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Watch the solar eclipse
March 20 2015 at 09:18

Much of northern Africa and Europe was plunged into darkness during the biggest solar eclipse for 15 years.

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Amazon expands same-day delivery service
March 20 2015 at 10:39

Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service has been boosted to include Baltimore and Miami.

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Facebook shares hit record
March 20 2015 at 10:32

Investor confidence in Facebook’s ability to grow its advertising business has boosted the social media titan’s shares.

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Ringing in robotic relationships
March 20 2015 at 10:07

In the age of artificial intelligence, it’s only a matter of time before love crosses the virtual line, reckon scientists.

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Amazon gets green light for drone tests
March 20 2015 at 10:12

US federal regulators have given Amazon.com permission to test a delivery drone outdoors.

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Printing a perfect future
March 20 2015 at 10:01

From web-connected robots to 3D printers, new tech marvels can turn homes, schools and offices into design labs and mini factories.

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Google partners with Swiss watchmaker
March 20 2015 at 05:48

Tag Heuer is developing a smartwatch with Google and Intel that could rival Apple’s new timepiece.

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Rainforest losing capacity to store carbon
March 19 2015 at 11:43

The Amazon rainforest is rapidly losing its ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere, a 30-year study has shown.

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