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Kaikoura: 'Most complex quake ever studied'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 20:14

2016's big quake in New Zealand will likely prompt a rethink about how such events are expected to behave.

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Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 17:00

The sensor comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties and alerts to cooling problems.

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Dinosaur crater's clue to origin of life

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:58

The crater made by the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs reveals clues to the origins of life on Earth.

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'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 02:25

The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.

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How an obscure seed is helping to save the elephant

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 01:22

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

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Paleo artist

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 21:27

An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.

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Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 19:01

Scientists reclassify dinosaurs, putting British fossils at the base of their family tree.

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UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 15:02

The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.

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Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:55

Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

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Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:00

The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.

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Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:44

A report suggests a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction.

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'Dispersal machines'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 04:25

How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.

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Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 04:25

The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.

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Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 02:16

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.

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Nasa 'smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 01:23

Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.

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President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 23:58

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

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Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 20:37

Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.

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Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 17:57

A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

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Rosetta saw cliffs collapse on comet

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:30

The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.

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Crustal attraction

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:32

Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.

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