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Seals filmed at night for first time

BBC Nature news - Sat, 06/12/2014 - 03:06

Pioneering filming techniques are set to be used to capture a record-breaking seal colony in north Norfolk for the new season of the BBC's Winterwatch series.

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Orion spaceship makes splashdown

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 21:40

The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.

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VIDEO: Orion space capsule splashes down

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 20:20

The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.

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Nature helps protect wetland one year after storm surge

RSPB news - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 19:06

Sea defences at RSPB's flagship Titchwell Marsh nature reserve completed one year after destructrive storm surge

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Watson's DNA Nobel sells for $4.8m

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 16:14

James Watson has sold the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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New launch attempt for Orion capsule

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 10:06

Another attempt will be made on Friday to launch Nasa's new astronaut capsule, ultimately intended for a Mars mission.

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VIDEO: Caring for sick and orphaned seals

BBC Nature news - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 01:10

The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk is caring for a record number of ill and orphaned seals. Manager Alison Charles introduced BBC News to some of the pups.

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Electric eels 'remotely control prey'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 23:00

Electric eels' high-voltage strikes can actively control the muscles of the fish they hunt, research reveals.

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Chimpanzee 'has no human rights'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 22:50

A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.

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Scientists' greener future vision

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:50

A global initiative bringing together researchers across scientific disciplines launches it 10-year strategy to identify key sustainability priorities.

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The red lights are blinking on nature's dashboard

RSPB news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:24

A new report suggests the Government must give more attention to tackling the ecological deficit

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Climate plans for poorest 'on ice'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 13:21

Projects to help world's poor tackle climate change are at risk

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Animals' 3D brain compass found

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 13:16

Bats have a "neural compass" that allows them to keep track of exactly where and which way up they are, scientists say.

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Shell has 'earliest human engraving'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 12:37

Zig-zag patterns on a fossilised shell in Indonesia may be the earliest known engravings by a human ancestor, scientists say.

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VIDEO: Bats reveal their inner compass

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 12:10

A study of fruit bats as they fly and land upside-down reveals a 3-D compass in their brains, researchers say.

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VIDEO: Thriving community to graveyard

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 10:59

As a key UN climate change conference continues, BBC News visits a Nepali village destroyed by a landslide and finds a lack of funds is delaying protection projects.

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World on course for warmest year

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 09:08

This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.

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Genetic diversity of Africa revealed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 06:09

Scientists have completed a comprehensive study of genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Orion 'Mars ship' set for test flight

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 05:56

Orion, the US space capsule that could one day help get humans to Mars, is about to make its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral.

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Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future

BBC Nature news - Thu, 04/12/2014 - 02:25

Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.

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