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Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

BBC Nature news - 11 hours 9 min ago

Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.

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Mars rover project slips to 2020

BBC Nature news - 11 hours 37 min ago

As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.

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DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

BBC Nature news - 11 hours 54 min ago

Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.

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Solar Impulse heads for Phoenix

BBC Nature news - 15 hours 1 min ago

The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse sets out to cross the continental USA, flying out of California bound for Arizona.

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VIDEO: Helping hand for chilly owls

BBC Nature news - Sat, 30/04/2016 - 12:37

Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.

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VIDEO: Tim Peake drives remote Mars rover

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 18:53

UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.

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Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 18:09

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.

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Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 17:18

UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.

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Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 17:02

President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.

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'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 11:24

Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.

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VIDEO: Meet the decoys protecting tiny seabirds

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 09:16

Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.

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Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:55

Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.

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What is the most expensive object on Earth?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 07:47

A new nuclear power station in the UK will be the most expensive thing ever built on the planet. True or false?

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Japan to abandon space satellite forever

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 05:40

Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.

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'Secret of youth' in ginger gene

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 01:16

Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.

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Gene therapy reverses sight loss

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 23:25

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

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VIDEO: Gene therapy could reverse sight loss

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 18:44

A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.

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New EU radar satellite takes first image

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 17:42

The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.

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Neonics 'not equally harmful' to bees

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 17:04

The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.

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Tune in to a Dawn Chorus with a difference!

RSPB news - Thu, 28/04/2016 - 10:36

Join BBC Radio Ulster presenter Annie-Marie McAleese and Dr Kendrew Colhoun from RSPB NI on International Dawn Chorus Day (Sunday 1 May) as they link up with radio colleagues in RTÉ and across Europe to celebrate this ornithological opera.

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