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'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

BBC Nature news - 15 hours 57 min ago

UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

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Bristol, European Green Capital 2015, hosts key Nature and Wellbeing Summit

RSPB news - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 11:04

A Nature and Wellbeing Summit will be hosted in Bristol next week as a part of the city's year as European Green Captial

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Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 10:52

Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.

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Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 04:23

Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

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Lords call for UK Arctic ambassador

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 04:15

The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.

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Nuclear power: The future or the past?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 01:04

Has nuclear power really had its day?

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Celebrating 30-year partnership to save stone-curlews in the Brecks

RSPB news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 19:09

30 years of joint conservation work has turned around the fortunes of stone-curlews in the Brecks

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Giant caiman packed fierce bite

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 17:24

A team of Brazilian scientists says they have calculated that the bite of a giant prehistoric caiman was twice has strong as that of a T-Rex.

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Killer frog disease hits Madagascar

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 15:21

A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.

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Seriously injured buzzard discovered on Yorkshire estate

RSPB news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:50

Police and RSPB issue joint appeal following the discovery of a injured buzzard

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'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:49

Concerns are growing about antibiotic resistance of bacteria carried by poultry, according to a new report.

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Solar loses out in renewables auction

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:24

The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.

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MPs call for reform of GM crop rules

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:15

Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

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VIDEO: Bionic eye will 'restore sight'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:35

Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.

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VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:48

The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food

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The man who invented the dinosaur

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 01:10

Remembering the man who invented the dinosaur

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Machine learns to play video games

BBC Nature news - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 19:00

A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.

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In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale

BBC Nature news - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:37

A collection of vintage Nasa photos is set for auction

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Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl

BBC Nature news - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:36

Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.

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Look to the skies with RSPB Saltholme

RSPB news - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 18:31

RSPB Saltholme is celebrating Europe's biggest solar eclipse for 16 years with a very special event.

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