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Lancashire schoolchildren adopt rare birds of prey

RSPB news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:50

Pupils from a Ribble Valley school have taken five rare hen harrier chicks under their wing.

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AUDIO: How to count butterflies for science

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:00

Sir David Attenborough has urged the public to look for butterflies as part of the Big Butterfly Count

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Software can decode bird songs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:43

Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.

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Public asked to count UK butterflies

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:34

Conservationists call on the public to help survey the state of Britain's countryside by counting butterflies.

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VIDEO: Rare blue butterflies given fresh hope

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 01:04

A rare British butterfly is given a new home

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The virus detective who discovered Ebola

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 00:25

The young medic who found the deadly Ebola bug

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VIDEO: The whalebone sculptor

BBC Nature news - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 00:24

The man making art from the bones of ocean giants

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Scientists develop robotic fingers

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 20:06

A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.

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UK space shot's tribute to Newton

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 17:41

British astronaut Tim Peake has picked "Principia" to be the name of his mission into space next year.

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Rosetta heads for 'space duck'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:17

Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.

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MSP champions fat bird of the barley

RSPB news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 16:01

An MSP who will champion one of Scotland's fastest declining species visited a farm that is helping to save it

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Rare butterfly found in East Anglia

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 13:42

A butterfly which was last seen in England more than 60 years ago is spotted on a nature reserve in Suffolk.

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Disaster for Gwent Levels

RSPB news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:14

RSPB Cymru expressed outrage with the Welsh Government's decision announced yesterday (Wednesday 16 July) to plough ahead with plans to build a M4 Relief road to the South of Newport (Black Route), which would cut right through the heart of the Gwent Levels.

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Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 05:50

Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.

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'Biological pacemaker' tested in lab

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 03:49

Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

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Pushing frontiers of deep sea exploration

BBC Nature news - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 01:14

Ocean exploration is going further than ever

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Diamond crushed to Saturn's extremes

BBC Nature news - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 19:21

Diamond, nature's hardest material, has been crushed to record extremes using the "world's biggest laser".

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Night vision fighter helmet unveiled

BBC Nature news - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:28

A new helmet that allows pilots to see in the dark via an integrated night vision camera is unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow.

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Hawking: 'I support Assisted Dying'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:10

The scientist Prof Stephen Hawking has said he supports a Bill to legalise assisted dying, ahead of a debate in the House of Lords.

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Stand-off in brain project debate

BBC Nature news - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:09

After leaders of the billion-euro Human Brain Project hit back at critics, six top neuroscientists have expressed "dismay" at their public response.

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