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MPs bicker over climate report

BBC Nature news - 13 hours 57 min ago

Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.

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Eggshells may act like 'sunblock'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 02:17

Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.

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'Brain hub predicts negative events'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 01:40

Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.

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Wide-eyed lemurs on the web

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 00:59

Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online

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VIDEO: Dolphin filmed in the River Severn

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:46

Marine experts have said a dolphin spotted in the River Severn in Gloucestershire will make its own way back to the sea.

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How faces drive first impressions

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 20:23

UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.

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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 19:15

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.

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Perils of the English countryside

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 17:53

The risks of walking in the English countryside

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Final call for people to share views on proposed visitor centre for Dove Stone

RSPB news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:46

Time is running out for people to join a public consultation on proposals for a small visitor centre at Dove Stone.

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Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 05:21

Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.

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California hit by raging wildfires

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 04:30

Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.

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Emmerdale helps the RSPB give nature a home

RSPB news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 01:00

One year on from launching its ambitious campaign to encourage people to provide a home for nature, the RSPB is again reminding everyone to do their bit to offer UK wildlife a helping hand - and popular television soap, Emmerdale has added its support.

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Tedium, tragedy and tar: The slowest drops in science

BBC Nature news - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 03:21

What do experiments that go on for decades actually tell us?

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The mystique of the 'child prodigy'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 20:08

Scientist claims 'child prodigy' getting credit for his discovery

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Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:48

A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

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Mobile test illuminates risk taking

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:09

Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.

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The ship that totally failed to change the world

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:26

The atomic ship that totally failed to change the world

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Africa 'needs green revolution'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 02:20

Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.

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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 02:19

A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

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Wildlife loss link to child slavery

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 02:17

New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

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