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Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 03:33

Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.

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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

BBC Nature news - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 03:24

A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

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IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:09

Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past

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VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:23

A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.

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Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:22

A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.

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RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues in the Midlands

RSPB news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 11:35

Illegal persecution continues to deprive the UK countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and taken real action to stop the killing.

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Nene Valley Nature Fest

RSPB news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 11:04

On Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November, the RSPB and the Bedford, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust are welcoming visitors for a weekend of nature events to celebrate the importance of the Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area (NIA).

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Shot, poisoned, persecuted - the killing of our iconic Welsh birds continues

RSPB news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 10:28

The story of illegal persecution of birds of prey in Wales continues as the latest RSPB's Birdcrime report released today (30th October 2013) reveals. The RSPB Investigations Unit received reports of 46 incidents of wild bird crime occurring in 2013 in Wales, which accounted for 9% of the UK incidents reported in Birdcrime 2013.

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Embrace spiders this Halloween, 'the real nightmare would be a world without them'

RSPB news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 10:25

Halloween is here, and according to the RSPB, it happens to be the best time of year to see some of Britain's biggest spiders. With so many benefits to nature and your garden, it's time to start to embrace our eight-legged friends rather than be running scared.

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Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 03:00

A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.

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WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 02:10

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

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VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 01:10

A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

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Embrace spiders this Halloween - the real nightmare would be a world without them

RSPB news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 01:01

Embrace spiders instead of running scared of them this Halloween

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Low oxygen 'delayed life on Earth'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 19:04

Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.

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Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 18:14

Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.

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Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB's most prestigious award

RSPB news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 17:40

The RSPB has awarded the team behind the latest bird atlas for Britain and Ireland with the RSPB Medal, for their outstanding contribution to conservation

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IPCC debates 'most important' report

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:34

Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

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Rocket makers probe US explosion

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:27

The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

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Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:26

Keys are 4,000 years old but are their days numbered?

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RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues in Yorkshire

RSPB news - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:05

Illegal persecution continues to deprive the Yorkshire countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and take real action to stop the killing.

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