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A fantastic "tern around" in the fortunes of Langstone Harbour's little terns in 2014

RSPB news - 9 hours 17 min ago

It's been a record year for the little terns at Langstone Harbour in Hampshire with at least 28 chicks fledging on the RSPB reserve's shingle nesting areas on the Solent.

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Minister wants UK animal tests ban

BBC Nature news - 10 hours 14 min ago

Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them.

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Gannets in focus with the RSPB

RSPB news - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 01:00

Budding wildlife photographers are being given the chance to learn from the best with RSPB Bempton Cliffs and award-winning photographer, Steve Race.

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Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 00:08

Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

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Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 19:01

A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.

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Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 18:14

Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.

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AUDIO: Why the Moon is shaped like a lemon

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 17:54

Professor of planetary sciences Ian Garrick-Bethell explains what gave the Moon its unusually distorted shape.

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Celebrate the glories of nature in the Thames estuary with the Big Picture exhibition

RSPB news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 16:01

Photographers from all over the south east entered the RSPB's Big Picture competition earlier this year to show what they loved about the wildlife, landscapes and people of the Thames estuary, and you can see the winners' work at the Harbour Arm Gallery in Margate this week.

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Lancashire conservation project continues to tern around seabird's fortunes

RSPB news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 15:03

A West Lancashire conservation project aimed at improving breeding conditions for local seabirds is enjoying its most successful season ever.

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Tablet screens to correct sight loss

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 14:32

US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

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The reindeer herders battling a mine

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:39

The reindeer herders fighting a British mining company

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Birds beat machines in hover test

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:52

Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.

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Astronomers weigh up Milky Way

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 01:11

The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.

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Bumps, buzzards and critical species

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 01:10

Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation

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VIDEO: East Coast beaches 'fast disappearing'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 23:23

Up to half a mile of land is being lost every 50 years due to coastal erosion, as Sian Lloyd reports.

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First flamingo egg 'for eight years'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 22:05

Flamingos at a wildlife centre in Wearside produce their first egg in eight years, according to the charity that runs it.

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Government grant helps RSPB Scotland's Glasgow nature project to grow

RSPB news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 18:37

An RSPB Scotland project that aims to re-connect people in Glasgow with nature, has been awarded a Talking Science Grant by the Scottish Government.

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'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 18:36

Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".

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MPs bicker over climate report

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 07:53

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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