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EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

BBC Nature news - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 14:39

Europe launches its long-delayed Galileo satellite system, aiming to be the world's most accurate.

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Babies made from three people approved in UK

BBC Nature news - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 12:28

Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.

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Light pollution dampens urban robins' song

BBC Nature news - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 11:56

The song and behaviour of the UK's favourite bird is being affected by light and noise pollution, a study reveals.

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New marine life found in deep sea vents

BBC Nature news - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 04:41

Six new animal species are identified at deep-sea vents beneath the Indian Ocean.

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New spider species resembles Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 04:18

A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.

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Guerrilla archiving

BBC Nature news - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 01:51

Canadian "guerrilla" archivists will help in scramble to preserve US federal climate data.

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How do you drill into a 500C volcano?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 23:50

Scientists in Iceland are drilling in to a volcano to harness the energy from beneath the Earth.

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World's hottest borehole nearly complete

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 23:41

Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.

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Sentinels map Earth's slow surface warping

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 22:02

British researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.

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Massive Atlantic wave sets record, says World Meteorological Organization

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 18:47

The highest-ever wave recorded by a buoy is detected in the North Atlantic, say experts.

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World’s oldest water gets even older

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 15:57

Scientists have discovered a new deep source of ancient water that is at least two billion years old.

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'Great' message

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 15:34

Land Speed Record holder Andy Green has been visiting India to share insights about the Bloodhound supersonic car.

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Fossil footprints tell story of human origins

BBC Nature news - Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:07

Footprints made by early humans millions of years ago have been uncovered in Tanzania.

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'Smart boulders' record huge underwater avalanche

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 20:50

Scientists have had a remarkable close-up encounter with a gigantic underwater avalanche off the coast of California.

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Spy satellites reveal Himalayan melt

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 17:39

Scientists have used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal the dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.

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'Dead or alive' cat in physics top 10

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 13:53

The detection of ripples in space-time and the famous Schrödinger's Cat paradox feature in a list of 2016's physics breakthroughs.

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Nickel clue to 'dinosaur killer' asteroid

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 08:53

Scientists say they have a clue that may enable them to find traces of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs in the very crater it made on impact.

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Black hole 'swallowed star', say Queen's astronomers

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 07:21

A star was 'swallowed' after it passed too close to a black hole, say Queen's University astronomers.

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World's largest reindeer herd plummets

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 02:17

The size of the world's largest wild reindeer herd has fallen by 40% since 2000, scientists warn.

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Viral virus

BBC Nature news - Tue, 13/12/2016 - 01:54

British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.

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