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VIDEO: Extinct mammoth 'walks on beach'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 19:24

A "mammoth" that last walked on the Norfolk coast more than 700,000 years ago returns to the beach.

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Chile quake hazards remain high

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 18:26

Scientists say the potential remains for further big earthquakes in North Chile, along the stretch of coast hit by a Magnitude 8.2 tremor in April.

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Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 17:48

The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.

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Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 17:09

A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.

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VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 17:07

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.

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'Mammoth' returns to 'walk' on coast

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:58

A replica mammoth is walked along a beach in Norfolk retracing the steps of its extinct ancestors that roamed the area more than 700,000 years ago.

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Syrian sarin gas chemicals destroyed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:25

The international chemical weapons watchdog says all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have now been destroyed.

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Hemp fibres 'better than graphene'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 11:59

The waste fibres from hemp crops can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, US scientists say.

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Rare turtle hatches at British zoo

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 11:47

One of the world's rarest turtles hatches at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 06:52

The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.

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GM flies 'could save crops'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 01:49

A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

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Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 01:39

Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

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Chris Packham to host RSPB's Nature of Scotland Awards

RSPB news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 01:01

The 2014 shortlist was announced at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday night

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First female winner for maths medal

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 22:35

Iranian mathematician Prof Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win a Fields Medal at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

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Smallest insect genome sequenced

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 16:06

The Antarctic midge has the smallest insect genome sequenced to date, scientists discover.

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Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:08

Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.

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Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 14:06

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.

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Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 13:16

Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

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Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:57

A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

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Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:41

Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

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