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Winter solstice

Dec. 7, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

We’ve almost reached the shortest day of the year, known as the winter solstice. We take a look at what makes it so interesting.

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Marie Curie

Nov. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist, and made extraordinary discoveries that we still benefit from today! 150 years after she was born, we take a look at her achievements.

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California wildfires cause devastation

Nov. 14, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

The worst wildfires in California’s history have been burning their way across the state, forcing people to leave their homes and schools to close.

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Farming’s effects on global warming

Oct. 12, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

World Food Day, on 16th October, aims to raise awareness of how hunger affects people all over the world.

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Dragon boogers found in Vancouver

Sept. 21, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Several strange, brain-like blobs have been found lurking in the waters of a lake in Vancouver – it turns out they’re actually animals.

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Fantastic beasts and how to name them

June 23, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

The first Harry Potter book was published 20 years ago. We mark the occasion by looking at the animals named after its characters.

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Mystery of the huge whales

June 8, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Scientists may have cracked the answer to the question of why whales are so big.

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Vanishing glaciers

May 25, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, is losing its glaciers – they’re melting quickly and might all be gone by 2080.

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Cassini’s final mission

May 12, 2017, 10:24 a.m.

NASA spacecraft Cassini comes to the end of its 20-year mission to study the planet Saturn.

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From seawater to drinking water

April 28, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Scientists have discovered a way of making seawater drinkable using an unimaginably fine sieve!

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