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VIDEO: Comet scientist's apology for shirt

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 18:16

One of the scientists involved in the Philae lander mission apologises for any offence caused over a shirt he wore earlier in the week.

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Future of comet lander 'uncertain'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 14:39

The Philae lander has attempted to drill into the surface of Comet 67P, amid fears that its battery may die in hours.

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Christmas woodland wonderland

RSPB news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 14:24

In the magical run-up to Christmas, RSPB Coombes Valley is giving visitors the chance to celebrate the festive season in a woodland wonderland.

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AUDIO: European science 'at a peak'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 13:06

Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith and Dr Jean-Claude Worms debate the reasons behind the success of scientific work in Europe.

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Hopes rise beavers could stay free

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 08:37

Campaigners hope beavers living on an English river could be allowed to remain in the wild if free of disease.

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Rabies risk from puppy smuggling

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 02:50

An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.

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VIDEO: Buzz Aldrin sets out Mars vision

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 00:28

The second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, talks to BBC Newsnight about the importance of the Rosetta comet landing and where space exploration should go next.

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VIDEO: Photos of Earth's beauty from space

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 00:08

Chris Hadfield, who has published photographs of Earth taken from the ISS, tells the BBC's Katty Kay how he feels about the historic comet landing of the robot probe Philae.

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'World grappling with malnutrition'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 20:32

Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.

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Lightning strikes 'more as world warms'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 20:16

Global warming will significantly increase the frequency of lightning strikes, according to US research.

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Is comet landing mission worth the cost?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 19:29

Can Rosetta mission price tag be justified?

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Rosetta mission: Can you land on a comet?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 18:57

Will you touch down or crash in our interactive game?

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'Sad day' as EU chief scientist axed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 16:45

Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

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New concerns for comet lander Philae

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:56

After a historic but awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures - but faces concerns about its battery life.

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The time to save the hen harrier is now

RSPB news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:04

The RSPB is today urging Defra to publish the workable elements of the Hen Harrier Action Plan, which the Society believes could bring about the recovery of one of England's most beleaguered birds of prey.

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VIDEO: When astronauts play with water

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 08:42

Earlier this year astronauts on the International Space Station shot a video showing what happens to water surface tension in microgravity

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Virgin pilot 'thrown free' in crash

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 22:22

The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was thrown clear as the craft broke up around him, investigators say.

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VIDEO: 'Fantastic, fantastic, it's landed'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 19:31

"It's landed - I've waited years for this", Professor Monica Grady has said, on finding out that the robot probe Philae had landed on a comet.

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VIDEO: 'People invested entire lives in this'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 18:52

"Generations" of scientists have celebrated the landing of the probe Philae on a comet 300 million miles away, Dr Matt Taylor has told BBC News

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A night at the Gallery to help save Scottish icon

RSPB news - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 18:34

Aberdeen Art Gallery opens its doors for a special event in recognition of one of Scotland's rarest birds - the capercaillie.

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See Michael's works

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD, November 1-11, 2012. SWLA annual exhibition

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