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VIDEO: Probe's photo of dwarf planet Pluto

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 19:01

The New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a 10 year journey of three billion miles (4.8 billion km).

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Please do not disturb the terns! RSPB Scotland makes plea on behalf of breeding seabirds in Cromarty Firth

RSPB news - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 12:50

RSPB Scotland has issued a plea to day-trippers and dog-walkers to take care when they are visiting the coast to look out for breeding terns.

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Gravity artist uses island as canvas

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 12:43

A rock-balancing artist showcases his unusual gravity-defying creations on the Isle of Man.

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Warming 'worst case' must be studied

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 08:47

Climate change risks should be assessed in the same way as threats to national security according to a new report.

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Hadron Collider discovers new particle

BBC Nature news - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 08:12

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark.

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Spacecraft data boosts Pluto's size

BBC Nature news - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 18:24

Pluto has just been found to be ever so slightly bigger than we thought, having a diameter of 2,370km.

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RSPB Scotland pleased with success of osprey measures at T in the Park

RSPB news - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 16:43

RSPB Scotland is pleased with the success of T in the Park at the weekend in avoiding disturbance to local breeding ospreys.

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Join Iolo Williams at RSPB Conwy's 20th birthday celebrations

RSPB news - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 12:12

TV presenter and wildlife expert Iolo Williams will inspire families at RSPB Conwy's 20th birthday party at the reserve near Llandudno Junction on Saturday 25 July 2015.

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Family Falcon Fun Day in Cardiff

RSPB news - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:31

RSPB Cymru's Falcon Fun day in Cardiff will inspire and entertain families this July

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Pluto flyby: Meet the 'King of the Kuiper Belt'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 10:12

This week's flying visit to Pluto is a beginning, not an end.

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Redrawing the Essex shoreline to give coastal nature a home

RSPB news - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 01:01

With the help of our partner - Crossrail - we're providing a major boost to wetland wildlife

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VIDEO: New Horizons on course for Pluto flyby

BBC Nature news - Sun, 12/07/2015 - 23:28

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft is due to flyby Pluto on Tuesday and scientists are expecting it to send back the clearest ever images of the distant dwarf planet.

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UK to install volcanic ash detectors

BBC Nature news - Sun, 12/07/2015 - 08:29

A network of ash detectors is to be installed across the United Kingdom to help prevent volcanic ash cloud shutting down European airspace.

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Say goodbye to Pluto's 'spots'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 23:55

Nasa's New Horizons probe returns a last look at Pluto's fascinating dark spots before they rotate out of view ahead of next week's historic flyby.

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VIDEO: Why is Pluto not a planet?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 17:28

As Nasa's New Horizons probe gets ready to flyby Pluto on Tuesday, the Royal Observatory's Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula looks at one of the most divisive issues in modern science - Pluto's reclassification to a "dwarf planet".

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Solar Impulse grounded for 2-3 weeks

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 15:32

The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage, making a complete round-the-world journey this year increasingly difficult.

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VIDEO: Which electric plane was first?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 02:58

For the first time an electric plane has successfully flown across the English Channel.

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Pluto surface sharpens in new image

BBC Nature news - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 00:53

As the New Horizons probe heads towards its historic 14 July flyby of Pluto, its images are starting to reveal tantalising indications of the dwarf world's geology.

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India launches five UK satellites

BBC Nature news - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 23:22

An Indian PSLV rocket launches from Sriharikota to put five UK satellites in orbit.

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Neil Mabon wins the Sandwell Valley photo competition

RSPB news - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 16:51

More than 50 pictures have been posted in the RSPB Birmingham, Black Country & Warwickshire Facebook site.

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Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD, November 1-11, 2012. SWLA annual exhibition

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