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Rare birds attempt to nest in UK

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:44

Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.

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Iceland raises volcano alert level

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 20:06

The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.

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Elephant deaths reach tipping point

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 20:01

Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

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Frampton Marsh hosts first UK glossy ibis nesting attempt

RSPB news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:26

A pair of glossy ibises have brought a touch of the Mediterranean to our Frampton Marsh reserve this summer

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Vanishing canyon has 50 years left

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:20

A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.

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AUDIO: Jupiter and Venus light up morning sky

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:38

The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000.

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How safe is eating meat?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 00:28

Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test

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River turtle mothers 'talk' to young

BBC Nature news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 00:02

Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.

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Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'

BBC Nature news - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 13:18

Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.

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'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 12:22

Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.

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SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 11:27

The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.

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Beetles' whiteness understood

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 10:36

Scientists discover the secret behind the super-white shells of some beetles.

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AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 09:33

New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.

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Maths helps find climate-proof crops

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 01:36

Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

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Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 01:35

Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

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The village 'washed on to the map'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 01:10

Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing

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How much gold can we get from mobile phones?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 00:34

How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?

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VIDEO: Dolphins squeal with delight

BBC Nature news - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 17:25

A study of trained dolphins has suggested that the marine mammals use express pleasure with squeals of delight.

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School children give 50 new homes to dormice on Llangyndeyrn Mountain near Kidwelly

RSPB news - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 16:37

Pontyberem and Bancffosfelen Primary Schools near Llangyndeyrn Mountain have given the rare "y pathew" dormouse new homes by putting up boxes for the shy animal.

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Record high for university places

BBC Nature news - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 15:41

A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.

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