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Flies more germ-laden than suspected

BBC Nature news - 6 hours 49 min ago

Flies' disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers.

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Nasa timelapse paints 'most complete picture of life' to date

BBC Nature news - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 01:59

Scientists call the new timelapse video the "most complete global picture of life on Earth to date".

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Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 01:53

Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.

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Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 20:06

A population of finches on the Galapagos is discovered in the process of becoming a new species.

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Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:17

Concerns that Dolly the cloned sheep had early-onset arthritis were unfounded, scientists say.

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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 14:41

The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.

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Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 01:32

But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.

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EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 00:43

There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.

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How we are losing the night

BBC Nature news - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 00:05

Satellite images show that artificially-lit areas are expanding around the world.

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High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 20:15

Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.

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Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 20:00

Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.

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Plague reached Europe by Stone Age

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 18:11

Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.

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Research money central to Budget

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 17:06

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.

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How dinosaur scales became bird feathers

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 13:57

The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.

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UK judges to get scientific guides

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 01:45

A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.

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Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 01:41

More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.

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Looking for cures

BBC Nature news - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 00:11

The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies

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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 17:35

Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.

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Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 13:57

The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.

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Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging

BBC Nature news - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:49

Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.

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