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21 December 2014 Last updated at 03:57

Antarctic science archive unlockedAntarctic Peninsula

Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.


LA RiverLA River's flood role is 'paramount'

Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

Mr Wilmore with the wrenchNasa emails spanner into space

Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Philae comet lander: Sleep well little probe

European Space Agency controllers will continue to listen for Philae in the days ahead, hopeful that the comet lander will somehow become active again.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Will Kerry strike gold at Lima climate talks?

As US Secretary of State John Kerry joins UN climate talks in Lima, we look at some of the hurdles on the path to an historic global deal.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

The largest vessel the world has ever seen

An enormous ship is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

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