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Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

BBC Nature news - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 15:07

Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.

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Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

BBC Nature news - Sun, 15/01/2017 - 19:22

Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.

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SpaceX rocket successfully lifts off

BBC Nature news - Sat, 14/01/2017 - 19:40

SpaceX successfully launches a rocket, its first mission since an explosion in September.

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SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

BBC Nature news - Sat, 14/01/2017 - 19:11

The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.

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Alien bird risk from pet trade

BBC Nature news - Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:13

The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if birds manage to escape, research suggests.

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Tidal lagoon: £1.3bn Swansea Bay project backed by review

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/01/2017 - 18:43

Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon off Swansea are backed in a government-commissioned review.

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Orcas reveal the origin of menopause

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/01/2017 - 18:04

By studying the long lives of killer whale families, researchers say they have solved the evolutionary mystery of the menopause.

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'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:40

A gibbon living in the tropical forests of China is a new species of primate, scientists say.

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Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:04

Scientists say they have solved the mystery surrounding a sea creature that lived more than 500 million years ago.

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Nightmare on the pill

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:30

Millions of women have no problem with the pill but some find it shatters their mental health. Here The Debrief's Vicky Spratt describes years of depression, anxiety and panic.

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Inside the secret lives of polar bears

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:22

A camera attached to the neck of a female polar bear shows two bears breaking through ice sheets to hunt for prey.

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Blind mice have sight restored

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:00

Blind mice regain partial vision after stem cell reprogramming

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'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:01

Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.

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'Puppy talk' - why do we use it and do dogs respond?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:55

Scientists decode "dog-directed speech" - and they find puppies respond but older dogs ignore it.

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Japanese monkey tries to mate with deer

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 18:46

A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to mount and mate with a Sika deer.

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Donald Trump win 'won't sway world on climate'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 15:22

Targets on CO2 will continue despite a climate change sceptic becoming president, a UK minister says.

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Brazil: Clash of cultures over Amazon dams

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 07:50

Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.

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Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 03:12

A warming world is harming insects ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

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Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 03:10

Critically endangered chimpanzees in Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, researchers observe.

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New candidate for 'missing element' in Earth's core

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 02:04

Scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" in the Earth's core.

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