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Bid for UK's fracking return debated

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 17:49

A bid to start the UK's first fracking operation in four years near the Lancashire coast is being examined

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US invests in 'Star Wars hoverbikes'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 16:08

'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.

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'Organs-on-chips' wins design award

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:38

Silicon chips that mimic the function of living human organs win the Design of the Year award from the Design Museum in London.

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'Radical' land reform plan unveiled

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:51

The Scottish government publishes "radical" proposals aimed at widening the ownership of land across the country.

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VIDEO: Christopher Nolan on Interstellar science

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 05:56

Director Christopher Nolan talks about the importance of accurate science in making his film Interstellar, after a leading scientific journal calls for it to be shown in school lessons.

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Call to show Interstellar in schools

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 05:55

A scientific journal calls for the film Interstellar to be shown in school science lessons.

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EU Sentinel satellite to track crops

BBC Nature news - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 04:32

The second of the European Union's Sentinel Earth-observing satellites launches on a mission that will allow scientists to map the performance of the world's crop harvests.

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Neanderthals mixed with us in Europe

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 18:21

Modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe, according to an analysis of 40,000-year-old DNA.

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Space video cameras to circle globe

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 12:55

Canadian group Urthecast plans to put a 16-satellite constellation in orbit to image the Earth, including making small movies of what is happening at the surface of the planet.

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UK's rarest bird of prey nests at RSPB Blacktoft Sands

RSPB news - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 11:49

A pair of the UK's rarest birds of prey have chosen RSPB Blacktoft Sands on the Humber to raise a family.

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Earth 'enters new extinction phase'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 04:55

The Earth has entered a "new period of extinction", a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.

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Illegal ivory crushed in New York

BBC Nature news - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 03:51

More than a ton of confiscated ivory is crushed in New York's Times Square to send a message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated.

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Volcanic eruptions glimpsed on Venus

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 17:11

Scientists say they have the best evidence yet that there is hot lava spewing from the surface of Venus.

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Comet lander Philae renews contact

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 16:45

Europe's Philae comet lander has been back in touch with Earth - its first contact since Sunday.

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Black Devon Wetlands named RSPB Scotland's newest nature reserve

RSPB news - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 14:31

A tranquil area of wetland and grassland on the south-eastern edge of Alloa has become RSPB Scotland's newest nature reserve.

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Kiss a frog, says RSPB

RSPB news - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 14:07

RSPB ask people to kiss a frog to help wildlife

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VIDEO: 'Carpet of crabs' covers US beaches

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 07:03

Hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs have been washing up on Southern California's beaches, after warm ocean currents carried them closer to the shoreline than usual.

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The women whom science forgot

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 00:58

The women scientists who failed to get credit

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VIDEO: Pope: Global warming 'mostly man-made'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/06/2015 - 22:56

The Pope issued his letter on the environment on Thursday. In it he said that climate change was mostly a man-made problem.

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Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/06/2015 - 22:44

Scientists report that wild kangaroos tend to favour their left hands in common tasks - the first example of non-human, species-wide "handedness".

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