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30 March 2015 Last updated at 14:22

Solar aeroplane heads for ChinaSolar Impulse takes off from Mandalay

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, heads out of Myanmar and on to China on leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.


Porpoise (c) Peter VeroogPorpoises use 'sound searchlights'

Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.

Kelly and KornienkoDuo begin year-long space trip

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Bloodhound supersonic car gets its 'feathers'

RAF engineers complete the manufacture of the Bloodhound supersonic car's tailfin - one of the most safety-critical aerodynamic surfaces on the 1,000mph vehicle.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Will animals of the future only be safe in captivity?

It may be time to start picturing a world in which the animals we care about most will only be safe in areas that are properly guarded.

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