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Giant dinosaurs 'crossed continents'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 18:49

Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have arisen in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago, new fossil evidence suggests.

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Strange purple sea creatures found in deep ocean trenches

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 15:40

Scores of spectacular and rare undersea species have been found on expeditions to some of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean.

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Schiaparelli Mars probe's parachute 'jettisoned too early'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:22

Europe's Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday, data shows.

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How our brains become 'disembodied'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 10:10

Scientists in Italy have discovered how our brains can be tricked into feeling disembodied from our own limbs.

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'Zika mosquito' eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 21:30

The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.

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Wait continues for European Schiaparelli Mars lander

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 17:47

The European Space Agency is still waiting for confirmation that its Schiaparelli probe has landed on Mars, but it has succeeded in parking a new satellite above the planet.

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Stone Age people 'roasted rodents for food' - archaeologists

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 17:04

Voles appear to have been roasted for food by Neolithic people living on Orkney 5,000 years ago, archaeological evidence shows.

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Cave paintings reveal clues to mystery Ice Age beast

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 09:59

Cave art from the Ice Age has helped solve the origins of Europe's largest land mammal - the modern European bison.

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China's Shenzhou 11 docks at Tiangong 2 space station

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 07:01

Two Chinese astronauts have docked with the Tiangong 2 space lab, where they will live for the next 30 days conducting experiments.

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Astronauts enter China's space station

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 03:53

A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.

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What is ExoMars and what is it doing?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 00:16

BBC science reporter Victoria Gill explains what the European mission to Mars is hoping to find out.

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Ape's fig challenge wins photo award

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/10/2016 - 23:10

A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/10/2016 - 14:20

Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.

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UN: Farming needs to harvest chance to cut emissions

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/10/2016 - 12:08

The global farming sector has a big role to play in the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to future climate change, the UN says.

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Peru investigates death of 10,000 Titicaca water frogs

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/10/2016 - 01:09

Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a tributary of the Titicaca lake.

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Is it the end for the conker?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/10/2016 - 00:09

Horse chestnut trees are being attacked by a combination of pests and diseases which could cause the conker to vanish

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Arctic crossing planned for ‘Boaty’ sub

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/10/2016 - 22:15

The UK’s favourite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, will likely take on the grand challenge of trying to cross the entire Arctic Ocean under the ice.

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Family of rare white squirrels living in Edinburgh

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/10/2016 - 21:43

A family of rare white squirrels are living in a suburb of Edinburgh.

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Humpback whale caught in shark nets

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/10/2016 - 18:45

A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.

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Work begins on £200m Attenborough polar ship

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/10/2016 - 17:28

The construction of the UK's £200m polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough has formally begun at the Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead.

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