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UK completes Antarctic Halley base relocation

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:38

The British Antarctic Survey shifts its futuristic Halley base to keep it away from a watery grave.

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Galactic X-rays could point to dark matter proof

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:01

A small but distinctive signal in X-rays from the Milky Way could be key to proving the existence of dark matter.

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BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 01:06

The mobile phone apps that are enabling fishermen to increase their catches at the same time as helping environmentalists monitor and preserve stocks.

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New UK science body appoints chief

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 21:26

Prof Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to head Britain's newly created science funding organisation.

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Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 21:13

Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer.

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Drilling into heart of Iceland volcano complete

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 20:23

Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into a volcano than ever before, reaching a depth of 4,659m.

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How birds of a feather evolved together

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 19:01

Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.

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Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 17:57

Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.

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Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 17:01

Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

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£1m Queen Elizabeth Prize: Digital camera tech lauded

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 14:27

The inventors of digital camera technology win the highest international prize for engineering.

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New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 11:49

A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.

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Rare 'lava firehose' from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 09:55

Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.

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Australian scientists use soybean oil to create graphene

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 03:30

Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.

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Australia sharks: Campaigners call for end to nets

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 03:28

Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.

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'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 02:05

Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

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Meet the ex-policeman who saves seahorses

BBC Nature news - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 18:14

Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.

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'Startling' dinosaur protein discovery

BBC Nature news - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 17:00

Ancient proteins dating back 195 million years have been found inside a dinosaur bone.

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Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

BBC Nature news - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 07:00

The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, doctors say.

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Restoring native plants 'boosts pollination'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 17:04

Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.

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Scientists find 'oldest human ancestor'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 17:01

Researchers discover the earliest known ancestor of humans - and many other species.

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