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Massive funnel-web spider to be milked

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/01/2016 - 11:08

Big Boy, a funnel-web spider with a leg span of 10cm, is the largest specimen ever handed in to Australia's only venom-milking programme.

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Swimming with elephants and sharks

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/01/2016 - 02:23

Swimming with toxic fish and 'sexy shrimp'

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VIDEO: Penguin diary: Charting a year in the life

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/01/2016 - 01:23

Victoria Gill joins a team of scientists as they set up remote cameras to observe penguin colonies in the Antarctic.

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VIDEO: Scientists set up penguin CCTV

BBC Nature news - Sun, 24/01/2016 - 01:00

A team of researchers led by Dr Tom Hart at Oxford University has set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.

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North Face widow offers land to Chile

BBC Nature news - Sun, 24/01/2016 - 00:22

The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.

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Reusable Bezos rocket revisits space

BBC Nature news - Sat, 23/01/2016 - 12:37

US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.

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VIDEO: Capturing the world's longest sunset

BBC Nature news - Sat, 23/01/2016 - 01:05

A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.

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Storks shun migration for junk food

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 23:35

Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.

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VIDEO: Red kites flying high in County Down

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 22:51

As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.

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Count the birds that are counting on you!

RSPB news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 15:32

RSPB Northern Ireland is encouraging local people to take part in the world's biggest wildlife survey on 30/31 January.

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Plant 'counts' as it digests flies

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 13:57

Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.

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'Sea monster' could be 'new species'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 13:53

A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.

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Tags give insight into shark behaviour

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 13:28

Scientists say satellite tagging basking sharks off Scotland has given valuable insights into their behaviour of the world's second biggest fish.

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RSPB and Ecotricity to build new wind turbine in green energy partnership

RSPB news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 12:13

RSPB and Ecotricity, Britain's leading green energy company, will install a wind turbine at the nature conservation charity's headquarters over the next few weeks.

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Diseased algae inspire designs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 12:00

Images from a microscope of healthy and infected algae inspires the designs of a Scottish-based textiles producer.

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India's maverick 'frog man'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 09:35

The scientist who was 'made' by a purple frog with a snout

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VIDEO: Controversial plan to save rhinos

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 07:58

Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.

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Funds for farmers who fight flooding

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/01/2016 - 01:51

Details are emerging of plans to pay farmers who manage their land in a way that helps prevent flooding in towns and cities.

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'UK astronaut' on living with cancer

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/01/2016 - 22:53

British-born astronaut Piers Sellers tells of living life at "20 times normal speed" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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VIDEO: Attenborough on 'largest dinosaur' discovery

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/01/2016 - 21:13

Sir David Attenborough speaks to Huw Edwards about the discovery of a new species of titanosaur, which is the biggest animal ever to walk the earth.

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