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Experience seabird spectacular at Preston Marina

RSPB news - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 17:33

Hundreds of seabirds are nesting at Preston Marina after travelling thousands of miles from West Africa.

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Government axes climate department

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 16:54

The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up.

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Europe backs lunar drilling technology

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 14:03

The European Space Agency has signed a contract to build a prototype drill and chemistry lab that will be flown on a Russian mission to the Moon in 2021.

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Predatory dinosaur had tiny arms like Tyrannosaurus rex

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 12:26

A new meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina that possessed stubby arms like Tyrannosaurus rex.

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'Britain's Pompeii' was 'Bronze Age new build' site

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/07/2016 - 03:15

A Bronze Age village dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" which yielded an "extraordinary window" on the period burnt down after just months, it emerges.

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'Three centuries' to catalogue all Amazon tree species

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:26

So many tree species are present in the Amazon basin that it would take 300 years to catalogue them all, scientists say.

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Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species

RSPB news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 17:42

Operation Turtle Dove has renewed its appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of continuing decline

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Say 'smile' to a butterfly and gawp at a gannet this summer at Bempton Cliffs

RSPB news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 17:07

Nature-loving kids in East Yorkshire will be kept busy all summer long at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, with cameras and critters, microscopic discovery and summer fete fun.

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Microscope observes life of the ocean floor

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 14:31

Marine scientists from Israel and California have developed a microscope that for the first time provides a window into the small scale behaviour of marine life.

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Rescued koala's rare condition

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 13:55

This koala has heterochromia, so its rescuers called it Bowie; David Bowie actually had anisocoria, unequal pupil sizes.

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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 08:08

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse finishes its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo, after a 48-hour flight from Seville.

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Juno probe returns first in-orbit Jupiter photo

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/07/2016 - 02:03

The American space agency's new Juno mission to Jupiter returns its first imagery since going into orbit around the gas giant last week.

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No chicks for Hoy's sea eagles this year

RSPB news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 19:05

Those eagerly awaiting Orkney's first sea eagle chicks in over a century will have to wait a little longer.

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Flavour changing neutrinos give insight into Big Bang

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 16:46

Neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts have shown a small difference that may explain why the universe did not destroy itself during the Big Bang, scientists have reported at major conference.

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Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 16:01

People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.

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Drought triggers 'austerity' root system in grass crops

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:35

Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study reveals.

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Butterfly reintroduction project reaches new milestone

RSPB news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:44

Butterfly reintroduction project reaches new milestone

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Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 10:28

How non-human archaeology revealed ancient evidence of monkey tool-use.

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Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/07/2016 - 01:09

Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.

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Monkey archaeology: Ancient evidence of tool use found

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 17:54

Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools for at least 700 years, according to scientists.

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