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Plant a tree this winter and help give nature a home

RSPB news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 17:32

Staff and volunteers from the Eastern Moors Partnership are joining forces with conservation groups, university students and primary school pupils to help with the tall task of planting 18,000 trees on the Eastern Moors over the next three years - and more help is needed.

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Robot on historic descent to comet

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 15:24

Controllers make radio contact with the Philae robot as it becomes the first manmade object to descend to a comet.

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Skeleton found in Alexander-era tomb

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 15:19

Archaeologists in northern Greece find a skeleton inside a tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, and believe it belonged to a general.

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Will Obama's climate surprise deliver a global deal?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 15:13

What's behind US climate deal with China

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Is sport's biological passport fair?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 13:07

The biological passport was test that couldn't be fooled, so why are athletes still doping?

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'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 10:57

Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.

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Arctic blast hits Canada and US

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 10:16

Parts of Canada and the US get their first blast of winter, sending temperatures plummeting by as much as 22C (40F) in days.

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Obama and Xi in emissions pledge

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 09:12

China and the US unveil "historic" new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the two leaders meet for talks in Beijing.

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Ministers' shale gas 'hype' attacked

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 05:16

Ministers have "completely oversold" the potential of shale gas, researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre tell the BBC.

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VIDEO: Medical bike couriers battle HIV

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 01:23

Meet the medical motorbike couriers battling infant HIV in Malawi

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Mind-controlled gene switch made

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:15

A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.

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Six Scots wildcat areas identified

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:10

Six priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation are identified following research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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Google to lease former Nasa airfield

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:28

Google is to pay over £1bn to rent an airfield but little is known about what it plans to do there.

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VIDEO: How Philae probe will land on comet

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:36

David Shukman explains how craft landed on a comet

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Fossil fuel promises 'being broken'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:46

World governments are breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report by the Overseas Development Institute says.

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Ant and Dec asked to end 'animal abuse'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 04:20

Springwatch host Chris Packham writes an open letter to Ant and Dec imploring them to end "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

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VIDEO: How comet particles are analysed

BBC Nature news - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:42

With the Rosetta spacecraft in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists are hoping for a windfall of new information about these strangest of objects.

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'Looking good' for comet landing bid

BBC Nature news - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 23:09

European Space Agency officials say all is well ahead of this week's historic bid to try to land a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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L'Aquila quake verdicts quashed

BBC Nature news - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 21:24

A group of Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake in 2009 have had the verdict quashed.

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Materials book scoops science prize

BBC Nature news - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 20:40

A book introducing the importance of materials wins the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize.

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