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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

BBC Nature news - 12 hours 4 min ago

The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.

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AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

BBC Nature news - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 05:50

April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation.

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Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

BBC Nature news - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 02:33

German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.

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SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

BBC Nature news - Sun, 19/02/2017 - 21:46

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

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Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

BBC Nature news - Sat, 18/02/2017 - 18:23

The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.

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Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies

BBC Nature news - Sat, 18/02/2017 - 14:07

Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.

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Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life

BBC Nature news - Sat, 18/02/2017 - 08:31

Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.

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Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 21:43

Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

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GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 19:24

Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

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Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 13:55

The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.

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Call for brain donors

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 07:32

Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.

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Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 07:28

Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

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Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 07:25

It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.

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Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 05:13

They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and PTSD.

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UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 04:32

Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.

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'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 20:33

Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

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Event Horizon Telescope ready to image black hole

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 18:01

An Earth-sized "virtual telescope" is ready to take the first ever picture of a black hole - the monster mysterious object at the centre of our galaxy.

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Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:41

The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.

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How can the UK reduce air pollution?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:02

The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.

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Running ants: Why scientists built an insect treadmill

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 13:09

The researchers recording ants' brain activity as they run.

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