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Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:55

Princess Anne has told the BBC's Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food.

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Genetically-modified crops have benefits - Princess Anne

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:00

The Princess Royal's views in a BBC radio show appear to be at odds with those of the Prince of Wales.

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Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:44

A report suggests a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction.

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'Dispersal machines'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 04:25

How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.

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Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 04:25

The ancient arthropod, found in Herefordshire, joins a long list of items named after the TV legend.

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Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 02:16

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, say scientists.

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Nasa 'smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 01:23

Nasa plans small satellite missions, which could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.

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President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 23:58

President jokes while signing space agency funding bill

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Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 20:37

Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.

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Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 17:57

A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

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Rosetta saw cliffs collapse on comet

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:30

The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.

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Crustal attraction

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:32

Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.

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Spaceport protest delays rocket launch in French Guiana

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:49

Striking workers block the roll-out of the booster at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

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'Step change' needed to create more woodland

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:19

Too little new woodland is being created in England, say MPs, amid warnings of a "tree planting crisis".

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'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:19

The world continues to experience extreme climate trends after a record breaking 2016, says WMO.

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Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:12

Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

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Fake data threat

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 01:11

Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.

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LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue

BBC Nature news - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 20:14

Researchers discover five new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how atoms are held together.

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Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

BBC Nature news - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 14:09

New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.

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Sperm swimming technique 'all down to simple maths'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 03:16

Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.

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