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AUDIO: Science shines light on dark matter

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:31

Scientists from the University of Leicester say they may have solved one of the most enduring mysteries in modern physics: the nature of dark matter.

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Name sought for comet landing site

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:27

The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.

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Leaf hedgehogs and loo-roll bats

RSPB news - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:00

Parents looking for activities to entertain and inspire their children during the tattie holidays should look no further.

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Rosetta comet: More black swan than yellow duck

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 08:24

A fascination of comets is their blackness

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New disease 'killing amphibians'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 00:47

A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

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Carnivores 'help trees shed thorns'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 20:23

The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.

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Death Star moon is 'wonky or watery'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 19:04

The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.

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Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 16:14

A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.

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Smart meters open to hack attack

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 13:18

Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.

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AUDIO: MPs 'should end Climate Change Act'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 11:24

Parliament should scrap the Climate Change Act and MPs should stop "exaggerating" the effects of climate change, says Owen Paterson.

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Don't believe the hype, spiders are spectacular

RSPB news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 10:56

Staff and volunteers at RSPB Saltholme are urging people to look at spiders in a new light this Halloween.

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Paterson in 'lights out' warning

BBC Nature news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 09:57

The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary has said.

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Summer-visiting birds increasingly taking a tumble

RSPB news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 01:01

The latest State of the UK Birds report shows a dramatic decline for some of our best loved migratory birds

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New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

RSPB news - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 01:00

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature's greatest annual events. Every spring some species move north, while every autumn those same species move south, very often linking continents.

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VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 21:23

Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Giant kangaroo 'walked on two feet'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 20:26

A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.

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Ebola: How many people have died?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:23

Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed

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Comet landing gets green light

BBC Nature news - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:51

The European Space Agency confirms the decision to try to land a robot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 12 November.

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UK science 'losing ground' to rivals

BBC Nature news - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:28

Campaigners say the UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless current cutbacks are reversed.

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Boost for 'next generation' biofuels

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:50

Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned.

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