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Can we save forests and produce palm oil?

A fledgling effort to balance forest protection and oil palm production aims to ease tensions between companies and forest communities.

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When is a jackal not a jackal?

Scientists say a comprehensive genetic analysis found that golden jackal populations are made up of two entirely distinct species.

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I don’t want to live in a filter bubble

Since when does a computer algorithm know more about what interests humans than humans themselves, asks Emma Gannon

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The end is nigh! Not quite
July 24 2015 at 08:45

Good news for humanity - the end of the world has been put back by at least 50 years by a team of British scientists.

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‘New’ lizard found in N Cape
July 24 2015 at 08:45

A recently discovered spectacularly coloured new species of lizard has been named after world-famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

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Malaria vaccine is a game-changer
July 24 2015 at 08:44

After 30 years in the making, the world's first malaria vaccine is likely to be given the green light.

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An ophidiophobiac’s worst nightmare
July 24 2015 at 08:44

A unique four-legged fossil has been found with many classic snake features, such as an elongated body and scales.

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Galapagos under threat
July 24 2015 at 08:44

The Galapagos Islands could face a major threat from El Nino, warns a marine expert.

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Earth-like planet seen in Cygnus
July 24 2015 at 04:21

Hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe have been boosted by a new discovery.

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Scientists ask public to name asteroid
July 23 2015 at 13:14

Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life.

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Wooden fortress older than pyramids
July 23 2015 at 13:14

Builders excavating for new homes in Wales have unearthed a staggering archaeological discovery.

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Sony in bid to make emoji movie
July 23 2015 at 12:34

Film studio wins out in three-way auction to produce a film based on popular online ideograms.

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‘We have contact’
July 23 2015 at 12:28

Astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station under six hours after they launched.

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