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Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'
BBC News, 19.August 13:35:35
Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts.
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When flying to Mars is your day job
BBC News, 17.August 21:41:41
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.
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Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste
BBC News, 18.August 13:58:58
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
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Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
BBC News, 17.August 00:09:09
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
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Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed
BBC News, 16.August 04:01:01
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.
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Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
BBC News, 16.August 21:00:00
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.
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New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'
BBC News, 15.August 20:46:46
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.
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Being human: Big toe clung on longest to primate origins
BBC News, 14.August 16:35:35
Our big toe was one of the last parts of the foot to become human-like, as our early ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.
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Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?
BBC News, 14.August 12:16:16
Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds.
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How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
BBC News, 15.August 03:22:22
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.
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