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Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 04:09

Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

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VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:01

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration

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Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:21

A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.

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VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 21:12

Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

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Fur seals feel climate impacts

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 19:52

Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

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VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 18:40

Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes approval for two new wind projects

RSPB news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 17:06

Careful management of wildlife habitats is key

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EU sets 30% energy savings target

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:52

Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission.

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Bats 'fly by polarised light'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:43

Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

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Deep sea mining licences issued

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:55

The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

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Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:55

A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

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Giant python gets a health check

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:35

Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up

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Quarantine over China plague death

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 07:47

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

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Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 05:32

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

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Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 04:28

European spat over energy savings target

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Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

BBC Nature news - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 02:14

Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

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Kent's famous short-haired bumblebees show signs of breeding success

RSPB news - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:11

Two worker bees found at RSPB Dungeness last week are evidence that the queen bees introduced from Sweden this spring have nested.

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Jellyfish set for record numbers

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:00

Wales is hailed as a jellyfish "hotspot" by researchers who say they could hit record numbers this summer.

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Three person IVF plans 'progress'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:35

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

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Kepler sees world with distant orbit

BBC Nature news - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:04

The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.

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