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Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab

Scientists destroy final UK laboratory samples of rinderpest, the disease that wiped out most of the cattle in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use

Researchers uncover the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China.

Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat

Oil company bosses have been rapped by the Pope for seeking more of the fossil fuels that are damaging the climate.

Bermuda land snail: An animal 'back from the dead'

A remarkable story of how a snail was rescued from the edge of extinction and returned to the wild.

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.

Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

Used for building homes on lochs, the artificial islands were previously thought to date from the Iron Age.

Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.

Greenpeace rig protest brought to an end

Police said nine people in total had been arrested in connection with the demonstration in the Cromarty Firth.

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission

If successful Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

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