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Festival lights viewed from space

BBC Nature news - 10 hours 1 min ago

Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.

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Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

BBC Nature news - 11 hours 35 min ago

An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.

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Rare beetle drops out of the sky at RSPB Ynys-hir!

RSPB news - 12 hours 1 min ago

A rare beetle, called the 'inquisitor' has been discovered for the first time at Cwm Llyfnant, part of RSPB's Ynys-hir reserve near Machynlleth in mid Wales.

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Bringing woodlands alive at Coombes and Churnet Valley

RSPB news - 14 hours 6 min ago

On Friday, 12 December 2014, RSPB Coombes and Churnet Valley welcomed friends who have helped to bring local woodlands alive. The RSPB, as part of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) are helping to drive change in the landscape, making the Churnet Valley a better place for people, birds and wildlife.

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Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

BBC Nature news - 17 hours 17 min ago

The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.

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Ministers unveil science strategy

BBC Nature news - 17 hours 43 min ago

The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.

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Quantum thinking: Cats to computers

BBC Nature news - 18 hours 32 min ago

An interactive journey through quantum theory

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California's water woes quantified

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 05:13

Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.

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Squirrels are 'climate culprit'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 02:22

Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.

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Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 19:39

Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.

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VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 19:11

An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

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The largest vessel the world has ever seen

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 19:00

Enormous ship will collect and liquefy gas at sea

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Experts race to save white rhino

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 18:12

An international team of experts is engaged in a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

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Get stuffed! How to feed your garden birds this Christmas

RSPB news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:36

Ever wondered what birds eat for Christmas dinner? You might not think it, but those magpies can't wait to get a hold of your mince pies...

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Cosmic bangs 'common on Earth'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:48

Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.

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VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 14:09

One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.

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Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 01:10

Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

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Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore

BBC Nature news - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 19:59

Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.

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Denmark lays claim to North Pole

BBC Nature news - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 18:50

Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.

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Booming bird bounces back

RSPB news - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:44

Bitterns, elusive heron-like birds once extinct in the UK, have had a record year in England with the highest number of individuals recorded since the 1800s, thanks to support from an EU conservation programme.

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