The self-driving car

June 5, 2014, 10:06 a.m.

Google reveals plans to put new driverless cars on the road within a year.

Watch Logic: Bayesian Robots to find out more about how robots use Bayes’ theorem to learn about the world around them.

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Rock-Paper-Scissors Tactics Revealed

May 13, 2014, 1:41 p.m.

What’s the best way to win at rock-paper-scissors? A new study has uncovered hidden patterns in the way people play this simple game.

Watch The Prisoner’s Dilemma to learn more about game theory.

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Mysterious “bio-duck” sound identified

May 2, 2014, 1:56 p.m.

A sound detected by sonar has been identified as the call of the minke whale. Watch Migration: Predation to find out more about the migratory patterns of whales.

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Cosmic inflation followed Big Bang

March 23, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

There's new evidence that the Universe underwent super-rapid expansion in the moments immediately after the Big Bang.

Watch Big Bang: The Evidence to find out why scientists are investigating the cosmic background radiation to learn more about the origin of the Universe.

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3D printing used to rebuild face

March 14, 2014, 1 p.m.

A UK-based medical team has used 3D printing technology to rebuild a patient’s face.

Watch Metals in Medicine to find out why titanium is used to replace body parts.

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Jade Rabbit re-awakens

Feb. 18, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

In the last few days Jade Rabbit on the Moon rover has been able to transmit signals back to Earth, suggesting its mission isn’t over just yet.

Watch Fly me to the Moon to find out how rockets are launched into space – and onwards to the Moon!

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Rhino hunting license sold for $350,000

Jan. 27, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

A permit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino was sold at auction for $350,000, making news headlines around the world.

Watch Namibia: Ecotourism to learn how tourism can help protect the endangered black rhino.

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2014: The year of crystals

Dec. 31, 2013, noon

Happy New Year! The United Nations have named 2014 the International Year of Crystallography, marking 400 years since Kepler first examined the symmetry of snowflakes.

Watch How do Snowflakes Form? to learn more about the dazzling diversity of ice crystals.

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Ancient DNA from "Pit of Bones" sequenced

Dec. 12, 2013, noon

DNA retrieved from a 400,000-year-old leg bone has raised new questions about human evolution.

Watch Homo Sapiens to learn more about the origin of our species.

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Philippines: The wake of a super typhoon

Nov. 20, 2013, noon

On 9 November, Super Typhoon Haiyan broke records by making landfall with wind speeds over 315 kilometers per hour..

Watch Different Types of Aid to discover more about emergency aid.

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