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Tim Peake: Watch key moments from UK astronaut's mission

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 19:06

As UK astronaut Tim Peake comes back to Earth, BBC News has compiled some of the best Esa videos from his six-month mission.

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Tim Peake: A look at Sokol spacesuit used for re-entry

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 19:05

As British astronaut Tim Peake ends his mission, BBC News takes a look at the spacesuit used for launch and re-entry.

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The moth that could devastate UK crops

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 17:03

UK crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of a species of moth arriving from continental Europe, scientists say.

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Operation Puerto: Blood bags in Spanish cycling doping case to be handed over

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 16:48

Blood bags used as evidence in a major Spanish cycling doping scandal must be handed over to authorities for investigation, a court rules.

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'Fossil' meteorite was from asteroid smash-up

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 16:46

Scientists identify a completely new type of meteorite that likely originated in a huge asteroid collision some 470 million years ago.

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Puffin muffins on the menu at Bridlington care home

RSPB news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 15:25

The residents of Mallard Court care home, in Bridlington, have created their own Puffin Muffins for a competition being held by RSPB Bempton Cliffs, to raise awareness of the plight of the puffin.

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'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 13:00

Scientists have learned that cabbage and cauliflower crops could potentially be "devastated" by an infestation of moths from continental Europe.

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Get involved in Giving Nature a Home, your chance to save nature

RSPB news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 01:01

New data reveals further declines in sightings of some of our most familiar and favourite garden species

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Hedgehogs prove elusive but foxes parade loud and proud

RSPB news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 01:01

Londoners have revealed hedgehogs do live in London, albeit in just 6% of gardens, while squirrels and foxes dominate.

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Get involved in Giving Nature a Home, your chance to save nature

RSPB news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 01:01

RSPB Scotland is calling on people to get involved in Giving Nature a Home this summer by doing at least one thing for wildlife in their garden or outdoor space, after new data revealed further declines in sightings of some of our most familiar and favourite garden species.

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Baboons return to Tbilisi zoo after floods

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/06/2016 - 00:29

The zoo in Georgia's capital Tbilisi has been slowly re-populating with animals, after flooding last year killed nearly half of its former residents.

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El Niño likely to boost CO2 in 2016

BBC Nature news - Mon, 13/06/2016 - 16:34

A big spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels means the greenhouse gas is about to pass a symbolic threshold.

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Spread of human disease from animals mapped

BBC Nature news - Mon, 13/06/2016 - 12:19

Scientists say they have developed a better way to predict how diseases such as Lassa fever jump from animals to humans.

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Would Brexit compromise the future of UK science?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 13/06/2016 - 11:58

Leading scientists have been particularly vocal in arguing against the UK leaving the European Union. But how would Brexit really affect UK science, asks Tom Feilden.

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Solar Impulse flies over night-time New York

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/06/2016 - 09:05

A plane powered only by the sun travels to New York City for a photoshoot at the Statue of Liberty, ahead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

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Nobel prize winners warn leaving EU poses 'risk' to science

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/06/2016 - 03:01

A group of 13 Nobel prize-winning scientists warn leaving the EU poses a "key risk" to British science.

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Extraterrestrial honour for UK astronaut Tim Peake

BBC Nature news - Fri, 10/06/2016 - 22:30

Astronaut Tim Peake is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Light pollution 'affects 80% of global population'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 10/06/2016 - 19:08

More than 80% of the world's population lives under light-polluted skies, a study suggests.

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Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 10/06/2016 - 16:03

Archaeologists using satellite imagery discover a huge, ceremonial monument at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.

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Unusual visitors wing their way to Lough Erne

RSPB news - Fri, 10/06/2016 - 11:05

It's been a bumper week for birdwatching in County Fermanagh!

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