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The race to fly passengers into space

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/04/2017 - 11:36

Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is investing $1bn (£801m) a year to fund his Blue Origin company.

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Rapid rise of clothes moths threatens historic fabrics

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/04/2017 - 01:11

Rare furnishings in England's historic houses are under threat from a new species of the insect.

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First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water

BBC Nature news - Wed, 05/04/2017 - 17:41

Scientists in the US find traces of the most widely used insecticides in tap water for the first time.

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The man who lived inside a giant wooden egg

BBC Nature news - Wed, 05/04/2017 - 17:23

Artist Stephen Turner lived on the egg from July 2013 until July 2014.

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World is home to '60,000 tree species'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:43

Researchers estimate that there are 60,065 species of trees in the world.

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Why graphene could be the solution to drinkable water

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:58

The BBC's Pallab Ghosh has been finding out about a filter made from graphene that can turn salt water into drinking water.

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Evidence of ancient 'geological Brexit' revealed

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:23

Scientists have established how Britain physically split from the rest of Europe 450,000 years ago.

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Piglets 'prefer blackcurrant to water', student says

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:44

Study found piglets have "innate preference" for sweet flavours.

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Is consciousness just an illusion?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:53

Cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes the human brain might not be that special.

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'Surprise' discovery of Europe's first cave-dwelling fish

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:44

The pink, scaleless cave loach was found by divers in an underground cavern in southern Germany.

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Dolphins 'shake and toss' octopus prey, research finds

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 08:41

The predators use elaborate techniques to prepare octopuses for consumption, researchers say.

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Diesel cars: 'It turns out we were wrong'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 08:24

A new plan to tackle pollution in London

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Ceredigion TB fears over 'thriving' wild red deer

BBC Nature news - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 22:55

Fears are raised TB could be linked to growing numbers of red deer running wild in parts of rural Wales.

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Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

BBC Nature news - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 18:05

The development could help provide clean drinking water for millions of people who lack access to safe sources.

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Scientists in Staffordshire switch on futuristic-looking forest to measure carbon impact

BBC Nature news - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 17:06

The launch of the giant outdoor experiment will see trees engulfed by high levels of carbon dioxide.

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Aquariums flout Japan's ban on dolphin catching method

BBC Nature news - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:53

Aquariums are quitting a Japanese zoo body to avoid a ban on a controversial method of catching dolphins.

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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact

BBC Nature news - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 02:07

Scientists dose trees with atmosphere of the future to see how much they can swallow.

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Scientists mobilise against 'fear of facts' in age of Trump

BBC Nature news - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 01:46

Scientists are learning even if you ignore politics, politics won't ignore you.

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Imported bees 'threat' to native species

BBC Nature news - Sat, 01/04/2017 - 11:21

A leading biologist says Scotland's native honey bees are being threatened by imports brought in because of the hobby's growing popularity.

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Most of Mars' air was 'lost to space'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 31/03/2017 - 16:25

The gas argon tells scientists that the atmosphere at Mars was once as thick as it is on Earth today.

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