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VIDEO: Taste testing desert's solar plant water

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 23:25

A new multimillion dollar project that uses solar power to treat underground saline water is offering a ray of hope in south east Pakistan.

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Solar aeroplane lands in China

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 18:37

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.

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Mercury 'painted black' by comets

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 17:59

The mystery of Mercury's dark surface can be explained by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, research suggests.

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VIDEO: How porpoises use sound to hunt

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 07:07

Researchers in Denmark have discovered that porpoises can adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt.

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Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 01:12

Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.

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VIDEO: Solar plane takes off in Myanmar

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 00:58

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports

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Graphene light bulb set for shops

BBC Nature news - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 19:46

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

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VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS

BBC Nature news - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 05:09

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.

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Duo begin year-long space trip

BBC Nature news - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 02:53

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

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What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 02:49

What are the justifications for the £4bn Large Hadron Collider?

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What drives people to murder-suicide?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 01:13

What drives people to murder-suicide?

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Osprey nest activities "unethical and unacceptable"

RSPB news - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:49

A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: "We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.

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Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:32

A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

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VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:27

Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

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'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 02:35

A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

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Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

BBC Nature news - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 00:52

Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

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China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 23:39

China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral

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Dark matter flits through collisions

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 21:31

A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.

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River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

BBC Nature news - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 20:47

Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.

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Environment groups face severe cull from budget cuts

RSPB news - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 17:40

Environment and heritage organisations in Northern Ireland today received confirmation of the scale of the budget cuts, with Department of Environment (DoE) cutting its Natural Heritage Grants programme by 100%.

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