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Rival 'inflation' teams to share data

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:23

Scientists on rival projects looking for evidence that the early Universe underwent a super-expansion are in discussion about working together and publishing a joint paper.

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Study maps fracking methane risk

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:10

A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane is published, highlighting where shale deposits and aquifers coincide.

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VIDEO: Secrets of plant roots revealed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:10

Plants have been grown inside a microscope to allow scientists to watch their roots developing in 3D.

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Public asked to spot woodland moths

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:09

Members of the public are being asked to send in their sightings of the UK's bizarre and beautiful woodland moths for Moth Night 2014.

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Giraffe legs' strong, skinny secret

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 02:28

Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.

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Early bird 'had feather trousers'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 02:24

Fossil reveals early bird's feathered "trousers"

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Tackle food waste and feed the world

BBC Nature news - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 00:02

Tackle food waste and help feed the world

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Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s 'Dust Bowl'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 22:49

Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s crisis

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VIDEO: US drought 'worst for decades'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 22:11

Parts of the United States are experiencing the worst drought for decades with farmers warning that harvests are being badly hit.

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Altitude gene 'from extinct species'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 19:03

A gene that allows present-day people cope with life at high altitude was inherited from an extinct species of human, Nature journal has reported.

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EU plans tough new rules on waste

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 19:00

The UK will have to divert a significant amount of waste away from landfill under new EU proposals on recycling.

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New plan 'needed to stop cattle TB'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 18:07

New research shows that the spread of TB in cattle can only be controlled if more radical measures are adopted.

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London gets "In-Tents"

RSPB news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 15:44

Londoners have been raising money for nature by camping outdoors with the RSPB's Big Wild Sleepout.

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Berkshire under canvas

RSPB news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 15:16

Berkshire residents camped under the stars to raise money for nature with the RSPB.

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Major stem-cell findings retracted

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:45

Research reporting one of the biggest "breakthroughs" in stem-cell science has been withdrawn after "critical errors" were discovered.

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VIDEO: Blast-off for Nasa CO2 satellite

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:58

Nasa has launched a mission dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) from space.

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Nasa launches carbon dioxide observer

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 10:57

The US space agency lofts a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory, to study where the gas is being emitted and absorbed at the Earth's surface.

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An "In-Tents" experience

RSPB news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 10:38

Our Farnham Heath nature reserve welcomed a small troupe of campers for the Big Wild Sleepout, how did yours go?

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Fish memory spans days, not seconds

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 10:08

African cichlid fish's memory of feeding areas can span up to twelve days, scientists show.

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Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 07:01

Many coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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