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Come and investigate Cardiff's great outdoors

RSPB news - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 14:19

Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff invites you to celebrate the launch of Cardiff's most exciting wildlife club

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Lab cooks up sugars from 'comet ice'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 12:04

Experiments show how ribose - an important sugar for life - can form when a simple icy mixture is hit by UV light.

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RSPB goes off the straight and narrow to give salmon a home in Cumbria

RSPB news - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 11:04

The RSPB is helping to give spawning salmon and other wildlife a home in Cumbria by restoring part of a Lake District river to its former glory.

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Baby wombat becomes tourism ambassador

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:45

An online competition to become the "chief wombat cuddler" of a baby wombat in Tasmania, has made the tiny marsupial something of a celebrity.

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Clue to Neanderthal breeding barrier

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:34

Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the extent of interbreeding between the two groups.

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VIDEO: BBC reporter takes Antarctic dip

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/04/2016 - 00:04

While reporting from the Antarctic, the BBC's Victoria Gill takes a dip in the near-freezing sea.

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'Key piece of ageing puzzle' identified

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 17:01

A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.

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Food waste key in emissions cuts

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 14:46

Reducing food waste and changing the way people consume calories will help deliver a sustainable food system and reduce emissions, a study suggests.

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Public asked to aid Antarctic research

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 13:17

British scientists who have set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras in Antarctica are asking the public to help them carry out their research.

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VIDEO: UK's youngest Antarctic researchers

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/04/2016 - 13:14

How a newly launched Antarctic citizen science project allows young amateur explorers to adopt and monitor their own penguin colony.

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Exploding stars left mark on Earth

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 19:26

Two studies confirm that multiple supernovae have showered the Earth with radiation within the last few million years.

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Big Garden Birdwatch results for Dundee

RSPB news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 16:18

In Dundee, the top three remained the same as in 2015 with house sparrows, starlings and blackbirds tmost frequently spotted

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Big Garden Birdwatch results for Perth and Kinross

RSPB news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 13:32

Big changes in Perth and Kinross top three: chaffinches pipped house sparrows to first and blue tits knocked blackbirds out

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Big Garden Birdwatch results for Moray

RSPB news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 13:25

In Moray, the top three were unchanged: blackbirds remained third but chaffinches knocked house sparrows off the top spot

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Big Garden Birdwatch results for Fife

RSPB news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 13:21

In Fife, the top three remained the same as in 2015 with house sparrows, starlings and blackbirds most frequently spotted

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Big Garden Birdwatch results for Angus

RSPB news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 13:18

In Angus, compared to 2015, house sparrows remained top with starlings second, but blue tits replaced blackbirds in third

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Computer paints 'new Rembrandt'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 12:22

A team of technologists working with Microsoft and others produce a 3D-printed painting in the style of Dutch master Rembrandt.

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'Mystery voyage' of Scottish island deer

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 08:51

Red deer on the outer Scottish islands were probably brought there in boats by Neolithic humans from as far away as mainland Europe, according to a study of ancient and modern deer DNA.

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'Monster' alligator is shot in Florida

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 02:35

A hunter in the US tells the BBC how he shot an 800lb (360kg) "monster alligator" that was feasting on his farm's cattle.

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Is world's greenest office also smart?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 00:03

The building is high tech but are the workers on board?

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