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15 September 2014 Last updated at 01:13 ET

Decision due on comet landing siteComet 67P

The European Space Agency is about to announce the site on Comet 67P where the Rosetta mission will try to make a historic landing.


Amazon rainforestBrazil builds giant Amazon tower

Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.

hammerheadBan on shark trade comes into force

In a significant step forward for shark conservation, all trade in five named species is to be regulated from today.

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

Europe's new multi-billion-euro Sentinel programme returns its first earthquake analysis - of the Magnitude 6.0 tremor that hit California's wine-producing Napa region last month.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars

Twenty-minute motorway charging is a key factor behind the emergence of electric cars in Britain and elsewhere.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Five critical steps involved in putting a lander on a comet

How do you land on a comet? That's problem facing the people running Esa's Rosetta mission after the successful rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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