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The world's largest artificial sun

BBC Nature news - Sun, 07/05/2017 - 00:18

Scientists in Germany have invented an indoor sun.

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India launches 'invaluable' South Asia satellite

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:03

The satellite, funded by India, will help South Asian nations boost their communication services.

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Air quality: Diesel scrappage scheme being considered

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 13:51

The scheme is part of the government's draft clean air plan, which critics dismissed as "toothless".

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Orangutan rescued after two years in box in Indonesia

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/05/2017 - 21:21

Watch the moment a young ape is freed after two years locked away in a wooden cage in Indonesia.

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Jurassic animal found on Skye 'fed milk to young'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/05/2017 - 12:01

A fossil found on Skye of the early mammal suggests it had a set of milk teeth, say palaeontologists.

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Nasa runs competition to help make old Fortran code faster

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/05/2017 - 11:47

Two coders will share a $55,000 prize for what a Nasa official calls the "ultimate 'geek' dream assignment.

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Birdwatching from space

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/05/2017 - 06:14

Scientists are counting albatrosses on remote islands from satellite images.

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Big birds

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/05/2017 - 05:05

Super-sharp images from a US satellite are keeping track of remote bird-breeding sites.

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Big bang theory

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/05/2017 - 00:48

Pioneering work that extracts information from audio of gunshots could help solve criminal cases.

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Rare Russian tiger returns to the wild

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 19:25

Amur tigers were nearly driven to extinction, but conservation work in Russia is helping them bouncing back slowly.

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Washed up whale 'most contaminated' on record

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 05:59

Lulu the killer whale had 20 times the expected level of banned chemicals known as PCBs in her system.

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Busy shipping lanes could cause 'seal hearing loss'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 01:30

Researchers say noise could affect how whales, dolphins and seals find food and communicate.

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Bumblebees: Pesticide 'reduces queen egg development'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 03/05/2017 - 01:03

Using the insecticide thiamethoxam in spring could reduce bee numbers later in the year, a study finds.

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'Shocking' levels of PCB chemicals in UK killer whale Lulu

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 18:07

One of the UK's last killer whales, which was found dead last year, had some of the highest levels of a toxic pollutant ever recorded.

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Antarctic iceberg crack develops fork

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 16:08

The fissure that will lead to the breakaway of one of the largest bergs ever seen has a new branch.

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Ministers will not appeal pollution ruling

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 14:10

The UK Government has decided not to appeal against the High Court's rejection of a bid to delay publication of its draft plan to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

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Cassini ran through the 'big empty'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 12:16

Nasa says its Saturn probe encountered very few particles in its dive inside the rings last week.

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Fossil sheds light on 'Jurassic Park' dinosaurs

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 12:00

A fossil kept in storage in a museum for decades turns out to that of a new species, say researchers.

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Exotic pet therapy?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 06:11

A group in Ontario are using animals like capybaras and kinkajous to reduce stress.

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Secrets of tea plant revealed by science

BBC Nature news - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 02:09

Botanists unlock the genetic workings of the tea plant, in a move that could improve flavour.

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