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Saving coffee from extinction

BBC Nature news - Sun, 24/05/2015 - 00:17

Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction

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Spiders strum on leaves for love

BBC Nature news - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 03:07

Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.

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The element that made the 20th Century shine

BBC Nature news - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 00:53

The element that made the modern era gleam

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VIDEO: How an ancient parasite was frozen in time

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 10:02

Professor David Siveter from the University of Leicester explains how a 425 million year-old parasite was frozen in time at a site in Herefordshire.

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VIDEO: Dog evolution 'earlier than thought'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 06:41

Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.

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Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 01:01

Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

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Let's keep to the bee line

RSPB news - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 01:01

The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.

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Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/05/2015 - 00:59

Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.

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Antarctic in 'dramatic' ice loss

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 23:44

Satellites have recorded a big sudden change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a UK-based team.

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California probes oil spill cause

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:00

Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.

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DNA hints at earlier dog evolution

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 17:02

Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.

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Bronze Age Danish girl 'German-born'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 17:01

New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.

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Romania acts to save forests from saw

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 14:06

Romania gripped by tensions over illegal logging

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LHC smashes collision energy record

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 10:55

The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.

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The miracle of the 20-week strawberry season

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 01:44

The UK strawberry industry is expected to smash its sales record this year by £50m.

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El Nino could 'disrupt food markets'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 00:31

The El Nino event predicted for later this year has the potential to increase food prices, say climate scientists.

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Oldest tools pre-date first humans

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 18:12

Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.

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Engineering prize names shortlist

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 15:44

Three firms working in very different fields make the 2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award, the UK's longest-running engineering prize.

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Advanced gravity hunt is green lit

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:14

Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect gravitational waves from some of the most violent events in the cosmos.

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UK among worst in wildlife league

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:01

The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.

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