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70 million animal mummies: Egypt’s dark secret

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 00:44

Why did Ancient Egyptians mummify animals in their millions?

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Animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 00:39

A scanning project suggests that about a third of Ancient Egypt's animal mummies are empty.

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Dazzled by Australia's precious opals

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 22:34

Already legally defined as Australia's "National Gemstone", the country's precious opals are punting for a new international designation - that of Global Heritage Stone Resource.

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Himalayan 'drop after Nepal quake'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 19:08

The height of a swathe of the Himalayas has dropped by around one metre as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, scientists say.

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Call for budding designers to show their skills at RSPB's Ribble Discovery Centre

RSPB news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 17:33

It's time to pick up a pencil and get creative as staff at RSPB's Ribble Discovery Centre launch a competition to find the best new designs for a popular badge making activity.

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All aboard for RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 17:26

The train soon to be standing at Bempton railway station is the spring bank holiday, Puffin Special.

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Kenya opens anti-poaching laboratory

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 16:44

A forensic laboratory opens in Kenya that will build up a DNA database of wild animals to help secure successful prosecutions of poachers

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Trio of threatened breeding birds of prey vanish in unexplained circumstances

RSPB news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 13:14

Three nesting male hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in as many weeks in unexplained circumstances.

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Trio of threatened breeding birds of prey vanish

RSPB news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 12:28

Three nesting male hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in as many weeks, in unexplained circumstances.

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New footbridge across the Tame brings people closer to nature

RSPB news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 11:59

On Thursday 14 May, Hanson Aggregates, Staffordshire County Council and RSPB will be joining forces to officially open a new footbridge across the River Tame south of Tamworth, within Middleton Lakes RSPB Nature Reserve.

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Rogue spacecraft burns up on re-entry

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 04:39

The Russian space agency says its out-of-control Progress spacecraft has burnt up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

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'US-German Moon team member' dies

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 00:19

Oscar Holderer, a member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.

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Facebook studies news feed balance

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 21:49

Our own choices stop us from reading ideologically challenging content more than Facebook's algorithms, according to a study by Facebook researchers.

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Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 21:13

Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate Captain William Kidd.

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VIDEO: Ants may hold key to search and rescue

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 14:49

Ant behaviour may hold the key to developing for more effective techniques for search and rescue.

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Suffolk coast to get new home for wetland wildlife

RSPB news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 14:28

Suffolk coast wetland nature reserve expansion will help create "network of homes for wildlife" in Suffolk landscape

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CO2 levels reach monthly record

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:46

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.

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Bloodhound Diary: 'Speed bumps' on the way to 1,000mph

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:16

Who said building a 1,000mph car would be easy?

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VIDEO: Bird poll gets Britons all in a flutter

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 09:02

The polls may close tonight in Britain's general election but there is another big vote happening to find out Britain's favourite bird.

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VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 07:41

An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.

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