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Hinkley Point: New hitch for UK nuclear plant deal

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 21:51

Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.

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How a huge school of sharks 'flips the food pyramid'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 18:33

Ecologists discover a food web beneath the waves of French Polynesia that is both unusual and spectacular.

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Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 14:39

The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

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PM wants positive outcome for science in Brexit talks

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 13:21

The Prime Minister has said that she wants to ensure a positive outcome for science in negotiations to leave the European Union.

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Scottish gardens alive with wildlife after dark thanks to warm July

RSPB news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 13:03

People taking part in RSPB Scotland's annual Big Wild Sleepout this weekend (29 - 31 July) are in for a busy night of wildlife watching.

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UK gardens alive with wildlife after dark thanks to warm July nights

RSPB news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 10:54

Warm July nights have lead to an explosion of wildlife in UK gardens

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Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 10:09

The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.

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MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 01:46

The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

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Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 00:06

A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot 'roars with heat'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 18:12

Astronomers discover that Jupiter's giant storm is somehow heating the planet's upper atmosphere - possibly by means of sound waves.

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Time to say goodbye

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 18:10

As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.

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Clever koalas learn to cross the road safely

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 17:21

Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.

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Farewell to Philae as lander comms cut

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 13:04

Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander

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X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 12:37

Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.

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Orangutan 'copies human speech'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:10

An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.

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Treuliwch noson yn y gwyllt ar Ynys Echni

RSPB news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 09:40

Penwythnos yma mae teuluoedd yng Nghaerdydd a'r cyffiniau'n cael eu gwahodd i dreulio noson yng nghanol byd natur trwy gymryd rhan yn ddigwyddiad Cysgu Dan y Sêr RSPB Cymru.

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Spend a night in the wild on Flat Holm Island

RSPB news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 09:33

This weekend families in and around Cardiff are invited to spend a night in nature's home by taking part in RSPB Cymru's Big Wild Sleepout.

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Waste mountain

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 01:03

Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.

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First British-born little gulls have taken their first flight

RSPB news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 01:01

Young birds take first flight at RSPB Scotland nature reserve making their parents Britain's first ever successfully breeding little gulls.

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Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 00:18

A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce.

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