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Change in humour 'can signal dementia'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/11/2015 - 02:01

An increasingly warped sense of humour could be an early warning sign of impending dementia, say experts.

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'Twice-baked' model for Moon origin

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 21:52

A new model of the Moon's formation suggests it developed in two stages, leading to inner and outer layers with different compositions.

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Wada commission wants Russia ban

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 20:29

Russia should be suspended from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends.

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Policies 'will increase CO2 emissions'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 19:38

The government's energy policy changes since the general election are likely to increase CO2 emissions, according to analysis by BBC News.

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Pluto may have ice volcanoes

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 19:22

Two possible cryo-volcanoes are identified on the surface of Pluto - huge mountains with a hole in the top that may spew a slurry of ices.

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Crocodiles 'to guard Indonesia prisons'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 19:00

The head of Indonesia's anti-drugs agency proposes building a prison island guarded by crocodiles to house death-row drug convicts.

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Europe despatches crewship component

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 14:42

The test model for what will become the "back end" of the Orion spaceship is sent from Europe to the US for evaluation.

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$22m science prize winners announced

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 14:37

The winners of science and maths prizes worth $22m have been announced at a glittering ceremony in Silicon Valley.

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What happened to passenger hovercraft?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 13:36

What happened to travelling by hovercraft?

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Warming set to breach 1C threshold

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 11:53

Global temperatures are set to rise more than 1C above pre-industrial levels in 2015, according to the UK's Met Office.

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IAAF awaits doping report findings

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 08:40

The IAAF will on Monday learn the findings of an independent report into claims of doping cover-ups in Russian athletics.

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Chancellor 'must supercharge science'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/11/2015 - 02:18

The chancellor needs to "supercharge" the UK's science base with more funding, says the new chairwoman of the House of Commons science committee.

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HS2 route tree voted nation's favourite

BBC Nature news - Sun, 08/11/2015 - 21:00

An ancient pear tree due to be chopped down to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail line is voted the best in England.

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Bearded tits thriving in the Tay reedbeds

RSPB news - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:01

Long-term monitoring of one of the country's most charismatic little birds has revealed that the River Tay is possibly their largest stronghold in the UK.

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Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/11/2015 - 18:48

US President Barack Obama rejects an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada because it will not help the economy, he says.

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How a plane crash is investigated

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/11/2015 - 18:08

How a plane crash is investigated

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Greenpeace loses Indian registration

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/11/2015 - 16:06

The environmental pressure group Greenpeace says its charitable registration to operate in India has been revoked.

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Dawn of gene-editing medicine?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/11/2015 - 14:25

Does the smiling face of Layla Richards mark a new era in genetic medicine that could change all our lives?

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UK astronaut to rekindle space buzz

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/11/2015 - 11:42

British astronaut Tim Peake says he hopes his mission to the space station will generate excitement similar to that seen during the Apollo Moon missions.

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VIDEO: Timelapse: Huge storm rolls into Sydney

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/11/2015 - 10:31

Timelapse footage has emerged showing a huge shelf rolling onto mainland Australia from the sea. Courtesy Sarah Estela.

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