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Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

BBC Nature news - 4 hours 1 min ago

The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.

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'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus

BBC Nature news - 4 hours 26 min ago

Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

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Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC Nature news - 6 hours 3 min ago

What do falling oil prices mean for green energy?

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Leak suggests cosmic study was wrong

BBC Nature news - 7 hours 43 sec ago

Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a leak of a concluding study suggests.

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Record breaking year for RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch - but the work isn't over yet

RSPB news - 9 hours 1 min ago

This year was a record breaking year for Big Garden Birdwatch - but survey submissions still need to be made

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Scars reveal ageing whales' secrets

BBC Nature news - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 03:28

Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.

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VIDEO: Giant beaked whales show their scars

BBC Nature news - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 01:20

The Baird's beaked whale - one of the most mysterious marine mammals - forms long-term alliances that last many years, footage reveals.

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Chicks place low numbers on the left

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 20:03

Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.

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Diplodocus v blue whale: Who'd win?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:15

Who'd win fantasy fight between diplodocus and blue whale?

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Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:36

Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

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Climate concern 'linked to floods'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 13:23

Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

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VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:26

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

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Icebergs 'have sound signature'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:55

Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.

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Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 08:00

Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

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Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 06:55

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

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Will the UK's gas holders be missed?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 02:46

Will the UK's iconic 'gasometers' be missed?

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'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

BBC Nature news - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 01:15

London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.

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Skull clue to exodus from Africa

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 20:43

An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.

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Curiosity rover back in the groove

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 19:40

Nasa's Curiosity rover gets straight back to work after a software upgrade by drilling a new test hole.

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Scottish fracking block announced

BBC Nature news - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 18:57

The Scottish government announces a block on planned fracking operations, pending the outcome of further inquiries.

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