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Nobel winner: Attack on experts 'undermines science'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 18:19

One of UK's top scientists, Sir Paul Nurse, says experts are being "derided and pushed back".

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Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

BBC Nature news - Sun, 26/02/2017 - 12:46

Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".

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UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

BBC Nature news - Sun, 26/02/2017 - 08:42

The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.

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Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group

BBC Nature news - Sat, 25/02/2017 - 12:07

The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity.

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New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 25/02/2017 - 03:08

The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.

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'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security

BBC Nature news - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 18:52

The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.

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Minister to enshrine protection for research independence

BBC Nature news - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 13:28

The government is to enshrine into law the idea that there should be no political interference in research funding.

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Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 10:47

A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.

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'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 01:15

A third runway at Heathrow can only be justified if it does not breach climate change laws, MPs say.

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Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting single star

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 19:16

Seven planets orbiting a single star have been discovered in a solar system 40 light-years from Earth.

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Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 19:00

Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.

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Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:49

Science is facing a "reproducibility crisis" as scientists fail to reproduce others' work, it is claimed.

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Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:46

New video is released of the Antarctic ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.

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US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:20

Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

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Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 05:18

Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.

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Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 19:19

Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

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Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 16:46

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

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Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 14:03

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

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Lemur facial recognition tool developed

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 13:41

A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

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What future for E numbers after Brexit?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 11:28

How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

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