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Sprouting wings

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 02:23

We're all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a "flying ant day"?

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Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

BBC Nature news - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 01:10

New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.

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Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 17:05

Satellite images show the colossal Larsen iceberg continuing to edge away from the White Continent.

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Why the cheetah is a champion sprinter

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 16:07

New research reveals why bigger is not always better in the animal world when it comes to speed.

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Newquay is go!

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 13:06

World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

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Scientists marvel at creatures' 'precise' body clock

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 12:51

Scientists studied zooplankton found in a Scottish loch to better understand their behaviour.

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Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 05:03

The wildcat could be reintroduced into the UK for the first time in 1,300 years.

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Plastic found in remote South Pacific

BBC Nature news - Sun, 16/07/2017 - 12:27

A mariner says there is a "raft" of plastic debris spanning 965,000 square miles in part of the South Pacific.

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Ancient underwater forest found in US

BBC Nature news - Sun, 16/07/2017 - 01:44

Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.

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A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

BBC Nature news - Sun, 16/07/2017 - 01:08

A "raft" of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.

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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

BBC Nature news - Sat, 15/07/2017 - 18:12

Acclaimed Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani dies of breast cancer aged 40.

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World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

BBC Nature news - Sat, 15/07/2017 - 02:29

Six of the world's large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, new analysis says.

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'Beam me up, Scotty'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/07/2017 - 16:27

Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?

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Butterfly numbers facing 'vital' period - Sir David Attenborough

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/07/2017 - 01:00

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says species have suffered "significant declines" recently.

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The farmer helping to cut cow farts

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/07/2017 - 00:56

How reducing the methane from cows is helping to fight climate change

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Waste products, not crops, key to boosting UK biofuels

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/07/2017 - 00:08

The UK should focus on making fuel from chip fat, whiskey dregs and forest waste and not from crops like wheat

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Gannet bonanza on Yorkshire cliffs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 14/07/2017 - 00:08

A gannet bonanza is confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

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Bialowieza Forest: Poland sued over ancient woods logging

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/07/2017 - 16:01

Polish logging in one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests is to go to the EU's top court.

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Record number of environmental activists killed around the world

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:18

At least 200 campaigners in 24 countries were killed in 2016, according to a new report from Global Witness.

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Behold Jupiter's Great Red Spot

BBC Nature news - Thu, 13/07/2017 - 11:18

A Nasa probe returns the most detailed pictures ever of one of the Solar System's biggest storms.

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