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'Space weather' mission launches

BBC Nature news - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 00:43

The Deep Space Climate Observatory launches from Florida on a mission to monitor both the Sun and the Earth.

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Darwin finches' messy family tree

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 21:19

DNA analysis reveals frequent interbreeding between Darwin's famous Galapagos finches, and uncovers a gene linked to their different beak shapes.

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Celebrities show the love in latest Ridley Scott film

RSPB news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 16:29

Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) has created a 101sec film as part of the Show the Love campaign for Valentine's Day.

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Europe's mini-space shuttle returns

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 16:25

A prototype for a versatile mini-spaceplane has successfully completed its first test flight, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.

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Police and RSPB appeal for information on shooting of protected bird

RSPB news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 16:16

Norfolk Police and RSPB appeal for information about shooting of little bustard in Norfolk in January.

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VIDEO: How do you save an endangered pear?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 15:51

Students at a college in Bedfordshire are trying to save an type of cooking pear, which is through have been first cultivated in the 13th century.

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Popcorn's perfect recipe revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 14:50

Physicists in France work out several details of what makes popcorn pop, including the critical temperature required.

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Toucan 'to get prosthetic beak'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 12:58

A toucan in Costa Rica, which lost part of its beak in an attack by youths, looks set to be fitted with a prosthetic replacement.

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Urban areas 'provide haven' for bees

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 03:57

Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.

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Europe's mini 'spaceplane' set to fly

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 03:38

The European Space Agency is about to launch a wedge-shaped craft around the Earth to test critical technologies needed for controlled re-entry into the atmosphere.

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A curious British airship experiment

BBC Nature news - Wed, 11/02/2015 - 02:52

The strange experiment on UK's 720ft airship

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Taking the robot dog for a walk

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 15:18

Google unveils its latest robot - Spot

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Canyon cut by short, savage floods

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 14:56

Geologists find that a huge canyon in Iceland was created by a few short days of catastrophic flooding, separated by thousands of years.

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Australia in 'extinction calamity'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:58

The introduction of the fox and cat from Europe is having a devastating impact on native mammals in Australia, say scientists.

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Heart of Earth's inner core revealed

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 09:57

Scientists gain new insights into what lies at the very centre of the Earth, with a US-Chinese team saying its inner core is made of two parts.

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'Wake-up call' to MPs on investment

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 06:07

Government spending on research and innovation needs to be doubled to stop the UK falling behind other countries, say science leaders.

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When did Earth become Planet Oil?

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/02/2015 - 01:45

Prof Iain Stewart investigates our addiction to oil

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How do US cities get rid of snow?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 23:44

Snowploughs in US cities are running out of space

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Doomed stars found at nebula's heart

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 20:40

At the centre of a mysterious nebula, astronomers discover two stars locked in such a tight orbit that they will eventually merge and explode.

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VIDEO: Nasa reveals far side of the Moon

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 13:47

Using nearly five-years worth of mapping data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has to provided a view of the moon from the side the cannot be seen from earth.

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