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Dolphinwatch says thank you to visitors, volunteers and dolphins

RSPB news - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 14:15

RSPB Dolphinwatch has had another brilliant year and would like to thank the visitors, the volunteers and the dolphins.

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Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges

BBC Nature news - Mon, 12/09/2016 - 00:08

An Olympic-style delivery agency could ensure the costs of implementing carbon capture and storage technology are kept to a minimum, says a parliamentary report

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US government halts oil pipeline opposed by Native Americans

BBC Nature news - Sat, 10/09/2016 - 05:08

The US government blocks the building of an oil pipeline in North Dakota opposed by Native Americans, shortly after a district judge rules it can go ahead.

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A surgeon's downfall

BBC Nature news - Sat, 10/09/2016 - 01:06

Ground-breaking work on synthetic organ transplants made Paolo Macchiarini one of the most famous doctors in the world. Now his reputation lies in tatters.

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Sleep 'prioritises memories we care about'

BBC Nature news - Sat, 10/09/2016 - 00:57

Researchers discover that during sleep the thoughts you care about are more likely to enter your memory.

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Rare yellow bird's-nest discovered at RSPB Scotland Skinflats

RSPB news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 18:26

An usual plant with a complex relationship to its surroundings has been found growing at RSPB Scotland Skinflats.

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History of flooding

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 17:15

Written in the sediments of north-west England's lakes is a record of extreme flood events - information that can inform future flood preparedness.

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How Star Trek inspired 'two generations' of scientists

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:09

Star Trek has had an “inspirational relationship” with the space programme, says Robert Picardo, who played the medical hologram in Star Trek Voyager.

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Musk: SpaceX fireball probe uncovering 'complex failure'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:21

An investigation into how a SpaceX rocket exploded on the launchpad is uncovering 'the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years' says founder Elon Musk.

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Flight test for Virgin's replacement rocket plane

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:14

Virgin Galactic has flown its new rocket plane for the first time in a “captive-carry test” above California.

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Nasa launches probe to study asteroid Bennu

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:08

A probe called Osiris-Rex will sample the asteroid, which is on Nasa's list of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids.

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World's wilderness reduced by a tenth since 1990s

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:51

The world's wilderness is vanishing at an "alarming" rate, say conservationists.

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Animal secrets

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 01:15

Specially designed tags that act as 'daily diaries' are revealing previously unknown animal behaviours.

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Dormice in Britain 'vulnerable to extinction'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:52

Britain's native dormouse has declined by more than a third since the year 2000 according to a new report by wildlife charity, the People's Trust for Endangered Species.

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Fair game?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:49

Lion hunting in South Africa is a big business, but some groups seem are shooting "canned meat" - animals bred in captivity just to be hunted, the BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.

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Asteroid probe begins seven-year quest

BBC Nature news - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:07

Nasa launches its Osiris-Rex probe, which will try to grab a sample of rock from an asteroid and return it to Earth.

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Giraffe DNA study identifies four distinct species

BBC Nature news - Thu, 08/09/2016 - 19:24

A study into the DNA of giraffes reveals they are not one species, but four.

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This invention by a British student could save millions of lives across the world

BBC Nature news - Thu, 08/09/2016 - 18:52

A British student has invented a mobile fridge to transport vaccines on long journeys at the right temperature.

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Global effort launched to preserve precious sites

BBC Nature news - Thu, 08/09/2016 - 18:23

UK researchers launch a global effort to source photos of threatened or destroyed cultural landmarks and compile them into 3D reconstructions, housed within an online map.

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Giraffe genetic secret: Four species of tallest mammal identified

BBC Nature news - Thu, 08/09/2016 - 17:24

It is a famous, gentle giant of the African savannah, but the giraffe's genetics have only just revealed that there is not one species, but four.

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