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Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 02:48

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

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Forest land rights need global focus

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 01:21

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

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'Artificial eye' to detect particles

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 01:12

The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 11:19

Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

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Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 08:43

A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

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VIDEO: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 08:41

Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

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Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 18:46

Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

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Ebola global security threat - Obama

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 13:12

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

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Time to celebrate as RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands turns three

RSPB news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 12:32

A birthday weekend extravaganza will be held at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands this month to mark the nature reserve's third birthday - and everyone is invited to join the party.

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Is it a cowpat? Or a piece of wood? Young nightjar shows reserve is on track

RSPB news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 12:30

A young nightjar seen by a RSPB volunteer photographer on the Hazeley Heath reserve in Hampshire last week shows the heathland restoration is on track.

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Richard III death injuries revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 10:29

King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.

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Ebola vaccine trial begins

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 07:04

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

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Inky prints show state of hedgehogs

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 02:30

Hedgehogs are more thinly spread in the UK than previously believed, a study using ink pads to record their paw prints reveals.

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Better mobility key for clean cities

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 02:29

Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.

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Chin strap turns chewing into power

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 02:27

Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.

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VIDEO: Examining a rare colossal squid

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 01:18

Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports

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Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 00:25

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

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The freedivers who swim with whales

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 00:16

The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales

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VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 00:16

BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures.

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VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio's UN climate role

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 23:08

The Hollywood actor, Leonardo diCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change.

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