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New Solar System objects revealed

BBC Nature news - 8 hours 16 min ago

Astronomers in the US have uncovered previously unknown objects in the outer reaches of the Solar System.

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Tasmanian devil DNA shows signs of cancer fightback

BBC Nature news - 9 hours 28 min ago

A genetic study uncovers signs that wild Tasmanian devils are rapidly evolving to fight back against the infectious face cancer threatening them with extinction.

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DNA sequenced in space for first time

BBC Nature news - 11 hours 43 min ago

DNA has been successfully sequenced in space for the first time.

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SES company first to use 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket

BBC Nature news - 13 hours 57 min ago

Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket - a Falcon 9 that previously sent supplies to the space station.

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Drone captures stunning view of Uluru

BBC Nature news - 14 hours 28 min ago

One of Australia's best-known landmarks, Uluru, has been filmed from a new perspective.

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Badger cull extended to more English counties

BBC Nature news - 15 hours 35 min ago

Badger culling is rolled out to more parts of England, in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

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Turtle doves will reveal migration secrets

RSPB news - 15 hours 43 min ago

Six turtle doves are being satellite tracked from their breeding grounds in the UK to their wintering grounds in West Africa, to help scientists better understand why numbers are crashing so rapidly.

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Geologists search for Anthropocene 'golden spike'

BBC Nature news - 17 hours 18 min ago

Scientists investigating whether we have entered a new geological age are seeking a suitable "spike" in the environmental record that betrays significant human influence.

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India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

BBC Nature news - 19 hours 34 sec ago

Monsoon floods in the Ganges river have broken previous records in four locations in northern India, officials tell the BBC

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Forgotten pioneer

BBC Nature news - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 01:27

Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.

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Sock maths

BBC Nature news - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 01:25

Can an algorithm turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine?

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Air pollution 'neglected for road safety', researchers claim

BBC Nature news - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 01:21

Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.

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Conservation partnership unites to protect precious dune habitat in Sutherland from development

RSPB news - Tue, 30/08/2016 - 01:00

Scotland's leading conservation charities are calling on developer to withdraw plans for golf course on unspoiled coastal site rich in wildlife

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Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 19:30

New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.

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Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 14:57

More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.

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New wind tunnel reveals bird flight secrets

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 12:24

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.

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Shetland turbines at Bluemull Sound connected to grid

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 10:15

Turbines installed off the coast of Shetland could herald a "new era" in tidal energy, according to the company running the project.

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Life on Mars: Moment Nasa crew emerges from year-long trial

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 09:52

A Nasa team has emerged from a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year.

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Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 06:14

A team of six people complete a Nasa-funded Mars simulation in Hawaii, after living in a dome in near isolation for a year.

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Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases

BBC Nature news - Mon, 29/08/2016 - 04:03

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus in people who had not travelled to Zika-affected areas, meaning the virus has spread locally.

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