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Tim Peake: 'Science can solve problems'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 19:00

British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.

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Fat Labradors give clues to obesity

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 18:02

Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.

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Eastern England construction industry company helps people get closer to wildlife in Cambridgeshire

RSPB news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 18:00

Local business Mick George Ltd has helped create a new 'visitor hub' at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.

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UK-led satellite to 'weigh' forests

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 14:18

British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh all the world's trees.

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VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 08:54

Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.

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Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 06:44

Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.

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Australia plans to kill carp with herpes

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 06:27

The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp.

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Solar Impulse reaches Arizona

BBC Nature news - Tue, 03/05/2016 - 05:23

The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse starts to cross the continental USA, flying the first leg from California to Arizona.

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Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

BBC Nature news - Mon, 02/05/2016 - 16:59

Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.

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Mars rover project slips to 2020

BBC Nature news - Mon, 02/05/2016 - 16:30

As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.

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DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

BBC Nature news - Mon, 02/05/2016 - 16:14

Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.

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VIDEO: Helping hand for chilly owls

BBC Nature news - Sat, 30/04/2016 - 12:37

Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.

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VIDEO: Tim Peake drives remote Mars rover

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 18:53

UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.

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Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 18:09

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.

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Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 17:18

UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.

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Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 17:02

President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.

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'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 11:24

Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.

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VIDEO: Meet the decoys protecting tiny seabirds

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 09:16

Conservationists have come up with a novel solution, using fake versions of the Little Tern, to try to attract the real ones to find suitable nesting spots.

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Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:55

Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.

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What is the most expensive object on Earth?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/04/2016 - 07:47

Will a new UK nuclear power station be the most expensive thing ever built?

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