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Cassini: Saturn 'death dive' spacecraft in numbers

BBC Nature news - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 00:24

Cassini's about to crash into Saturn, but here's what it's achieved over the last two decades.

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Why scientists are so excited about Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 17:48

Scientists explain how they discovered a water ocean beneath the ice shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

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Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 15:50

The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

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How Cassini probe reached Saturn

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 15:21

It took seven years for the US-European mission to get to the ringed planet, launching in 1997.

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Forty years of space photography

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 14:13

David Malin has spent four decades photographing space. Now retired, he has held a competition to inspire other astrophotographers.

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Cassini conducts last picture show

BBC Nature news - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 02:09

The Saturn probe takes some final images ahead of its mission-ending dive into the ringed planet.

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Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 19:38

Science is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.

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Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 14:04

Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

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Why are there so many berries this year?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 13:57

Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.

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Oil spill off coast of Greece 'environmental disaster'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 22:30

Emergency crews have begun an oil spill clean-up after an oil tanker sank close to the island of Salamis.

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Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and Wales

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 17:24

The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

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Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/09/2017 - 01:50

The veteran space probe puts itself on a path to destruction in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday.

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Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/09/2017 - 23:33

A photographer settles a legal fight against an animal rights group over a "monkey selfie" photograph.

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Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/09/2017 - 14:17

Researchers and LGBT groups clash over facial recognition tech that supposedly spots gay people.

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Badger culling gets go-ahead in 11 new areas of England

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/09/2017 - 13:35

A vaccination programme to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis is also restarting.

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Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclear

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/09/2017 - 10:15

Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.

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Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 11/09/2017 - 09:06

A door-opening method that involves using the "wrong" hand should be taught to drivers, groups say.

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Tackling the canine obesity crisis

BBC Nature news - Sun, 10/09/2017 - 00:54

Why, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.

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Science debate: Should we embrace an enhanced future?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 01:20

Scientists ask whether everyone should have the right to become a "transhumanist" by modifying our bodies with technology.

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Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

BBC Nature news - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 13:14

Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.

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