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Alloy bounces back 10 million times

BBC Nature news - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 01:25

Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.

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White-tailed eagle project celebrates significant milestone: BBC Springwatch reveal 100th breeding pair on Hoy

RSPB news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 22:01

Forty years since white-tailed eagles were re-introduced to Scotland these magnificent birds have reached the important milestone of 100 breeding pairs.

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Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:18

Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.

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VIDEO: 'New species' of ancient human unearthed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 17:55

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the deserts of Ethiopia, after 3,500,000 years.

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Black hole seen 'playing billiards'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:19

A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.

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VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 08:26

The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.

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Earliest evidence of human violence

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 01:47

A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.

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'New species' of ancient human found

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 01:42

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

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Robots adapt to damage in seconds

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 18:07

Researchers develop a system that adapts to damage in less than a minute, paving the way for robots in the home.

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Mice in space develop thin skin

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 16:45

A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.

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'Dementor' wasp among 139 new species

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 15:42

The 'Dementor' wasp named after the Harry Potter creature is just one of many new species discovered in the Greater Mekong.

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Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 01:45

Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

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Sending ice to Antarctica

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 01:37

Sending ice from the Alps to Antarctica

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Crowd size estimated with phone data

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 01:10

A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.

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Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 23:43

A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

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How Arctic ozone hole was avoided

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 16:58

The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.

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Volcano erupts on Galapagos island

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 11:14

A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.

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Should animals be given human rights?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 10:44

Should animals be given human rights?

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Coastal farm sold to National Trust

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 06:38

Parts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.

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VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 06:32

The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.

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