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First Europeans 'weathered Ice Age'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 21:05

The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the last Ice Age, DNA analysis suggests.

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Half of stars are 'outside galaxies'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 21:02

A new study of the universe's background light suggests that as many as half its stars might be hidden in the space between galaxies.

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VIDEO: Bird poisoning 'a shocking case'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 20:06

Norfolk gamekeeper Allen Lambert has been sentenced for what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England.

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Mystery over monster cosmic cloud

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:12

Observations of a cosmic confrontation between a huge gas cloud and the black hole at the centre of our galaxy spark a debate.

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Bird of prey poisoner sentenced

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 14:31

A gamekeeper convicted of "the worst case of bird of prey poisoning" recorded in England, according to the RSPB, is given a suspended sentence.

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Whale makes a big splash off Skye

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 13:19

A fisherman captures images on his mobile phone of a humpback whale breaching in the sea off the Isle of Skye.

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Planet formation captured in photo

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 13:03

The Alma radio telescope has snapped the clearest ever image of planets forming around a very young star.

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Have a nature-friendly bonfire night

RSPB news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:47

RSPB Cymru is encouraging everyone to remember wildlife when planning bonfires and firework displays this week.

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Are you a community group based in Cardiff? Could you spend £1,000 to £4,000 greening-up your local area?

RSPB news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:39

If the answer's yes, you'll be interested to know that Grow Wild - a four-year programme that aims to bring people together to sow UK native flowers - is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants.

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RSPB reinforces challenge to shooting community after Norfolk gamekeeper sentenced

RSPB news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:33

Norfolk gamekeeper handed 10-week suspended sentence for killing 11 birds of prey

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Shot, poisoned, persecuted - the killing of our iconic Welsh birds continues

RSPB news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:33

The story of illegal persecution of birds of prey in Wales continues as the latest RSPB's Birdcrime report released today (30th October 2013) reveals. The RSPB Investigations Unit received reports of 46 incidents of wild bird crime occurring in 2013 in Wales, which accounted for 9% of the UK incidents reported in Birdcrime 2013.

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VIDEO: Mobile phone recycling in Ivory Coast

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 12:27

As everyone rushes to get the newest phones with the latest gizmos, the BBC's Tamasin Ford finds out what happens to all the old ones.

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Pharma industry gets high on profits

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 10:00

How do pharma firms make such fat profits?

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Inflatable baby incubator wins award

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 06:01

A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies has been picked as 2014's winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering.

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Interstellar tests brain and stamina

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 03:42

Space epic tests brain and stamina

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What's in a scientific name?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 03:23

Scientific names offer fresh perspective on natural world

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Limb cells 'can turn into genitals'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 19:02

A new study offers insights into the genetic changes that allowed land-dwelling animals to develop sex organs.

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World wildlife spectacle on your doorstep

RSPB news - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 18:00

One of the world's most impressive wildlife spectacles is taking place on your doorstep

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SA charges 'rhino horn traffickers'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 16:58

Two Vietnamese nationals in South Africa have been charged with the illegal possession of 41kg (90lbs) of rhino horn, police tell the BBC.

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Strictly come warming: Swing time at the UN

BBC Nature news - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 12:52

Where are we after release of final UN climate report?

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