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31 October 2014 Last updated at 18:12 ET

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.


Micro rocketRockets 'destroy chemical weapons'

A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.

Instrument on shipWW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

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Will Virgin SpaceShipTwo crash set back space tourism?

The SpaceShipTwo crash is a tragedy that will prompt serious reflection but commercial space ventures are unlikely to be deterred, the BBC's Jonathan Amos says.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Climate summit advances towards Paris deal

Despite the absence of India and Australia, a majority of prime ministers and presidents came to the climate summit in New York with pledges of action.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Ebola outbreak: How Nigeria is beating the killer virus

Nigeria, unlike other Ebola-stricken countries, is succeeding in wiping out the disease through rigorous monitoring, the BBC's David Shukman reports.

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