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AUDIO: Why do butterflies shimmer?

BBC Nature news - Sat, 04/10/2014 - 09:52

New research published by the Natural History Museum has shown that it is possible to culture cells from butterfly wings to produce iridescent colours in the laboratory.

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Files to 'print your own' comet

BBC Nature news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 21:55

The European Space Agency releases a shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which, among other things, allows enthusiasts to print their own 3D version of the "ice mountain".

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VIDEO: The car that's powered by air

BBC Nature news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 15:54

At the Paris Motor Show, Theo Leggett looks at the Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air - a concept car that brings a new meaning to the term "gas guzzler".

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An autumn roam in the Valley

RSPB news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 15:01

On 25 October staff and volunteers at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve will be inviting visitors to join them on a colourful roam around the reserve.

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More effort needed to save nature say scientists

RSPB news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 13:30

Nature is in crisis, and a new study is urging Governments to redouble efforts to save it

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VIDEO: Hairy pigs restore Dorset heath land

BBC Nature news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 09:39

Conservationists have revealed the latest weapon in their fight to preserve and restore threatened heath land in Dorset.

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Surprise recovery for elusive Scottish bird

RSPB news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 01:01

Corncrake populations reach highest levels since counts began

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We're using pig power to give nature a home

RSPB news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 01:01

We're recruiting some unusual 'curly-coated' volunteers to help manage one of our most important nature reserves

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Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 00:37

The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

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Marooned baboon: Africa's loneliest monkey

BBC Nature news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 00:07

Meet Robinson - the loneliest monkey in Africa

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Toyota plans for a fuel cell future

BBC Nature news - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 00:03

Japan's Toyota says it will prove its critics wrong again

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Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 21:02

As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.

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'Thousands' of new ocean mountains

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 19:12

New satellite data reveals thousands of previously unrecognised mountains on the bottom of the world's oceans.

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VIDEO: Largest robot fleet maps UK waters

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 19:07

British scientists are hoping robots will be able to give the most detailed picture yet of life deep below the waterline. The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman reports

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Big robot fleet takes to UK waters

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 18:01

A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.

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What’s it like being a cat?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 17:32

How do domestic cats really see the world?

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Ship identified in Franklin search

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 16:11

A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.

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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 04:17

A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

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Farmers to protest milk price cuts

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 19:45

Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.

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Moon's hidden valley system revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 19:44

Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.

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