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Smallest insect genome sequenced

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 16:06

The Antarctic midge has the smallest insect genome sequenced to date, scientists discover.

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Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:08

Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.

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Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 14:06

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.

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Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 13:16

Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

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Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:57

A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

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Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:41

Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

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Hen harriers and grouse can co-exist

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:05

Research carried out at Aberdeen University suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.

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Panda triplets unveiled in China

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 10:37

A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.

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Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 08:12

Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.

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UK satellite's view of Planet Earth

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:15

UK satellite captures video of Planet Earth

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Purest-ever silicon in quantum fix

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 01:36

Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.

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Kew's green medicine

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 01:16

The stimulating, healing - but also potentially harmful - power of plants

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VIDEO: 'Supermoon' lights up world skies

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 22:09

Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.

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Wine regional 'fingerprints' found

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 16:00

Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.

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'Tractor beam' created in water

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 15:10

Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.

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EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:22

Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.

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Bloodhound Diary: Super-wheels

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 13:12

Making super-wheels for a 1,000mph car

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Sheep rustling boosts rural crime

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 02:30

Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.

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Supermoon: Your pictures

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 00:40

Readers' images of the spectacular 'Supermoon'

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VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 00:11

How the art of illusion is helping disabled children

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