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Stench of decay turns coral away

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 00:44

Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.

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Galileo: We know where you are

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 00:00

What pinpointing positions on the planet could mean for you

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Warming 'pause' may last until 2025

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 19:45

The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.

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Hints of elusive early stars found

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 19:33

Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.

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US Ebola patients out of hospital

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 18:19

One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

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Red kite volunteer Andrea urges Government to take action over bird of prey persecution after thousands sign petition

RSPB news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 17:58

More than 6,000 support petition handed to minister in the wake of "Ross-shire massacre"

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Curiosity drill test cut short

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 17:20

Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.

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Fence to stem human-elephant conflict

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 16:52

Sri Lanka tree barrier could prevent conflict between people and elephants

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Aircraft to have 'human-like skin'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 16:40

A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a "skin" of sensors, allowing it to feel in a similar way to humans.

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Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 15:06

Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.

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Earliest evidence of snail-eating

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 11:00

Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.

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Four bee-eater chicks take to the air

RSPB news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:44

It's a first as exotic chicks fledge on the Isle of Wight

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Osprey pair nest at nature reserve

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:53

A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.

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Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:54

Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.

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Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 06:14

Rescuers comb through the site of Japan landslides

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Superbug measures 'lack evidence'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 01:24

Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.

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The economic impact of Ebola

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:03

How Ebola crisis has affected West Africa's economies

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VIDEO: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 23:53

The history of human evolution has been completely rewritten with the discovery that modern human beings and Neanderthals coexisted in Europe for much longer than previously thought.

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Spiders 'do better' in cities

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 19:00

Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.

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Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 18:58

Whole ecosystem thriving in the freezing cold of Antarctica's underbelly

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