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Why you can't judge a zebra by its stripes

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 17:22

Looking at a zebra's stripes may not be a good way to tell different types apart, say scientists.

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ISS cosmonaut does 'test flight' on a vacuum cleaner

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 17:18

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said he had many questions from people asking if it was possible.

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New Caledonian crows show how technology evolves

BBC Nature news - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 17:15

Clever, tool-making crows show scientists the first foundations of technological development.

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Are diesel cars always the most harmful?

BBC Nature news - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 02:15

Some in the car industry claim that modern diesel engines have been unfairly maligned.

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The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 15:05

Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 14:22

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

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Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 02:50

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

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Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 02:25

Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

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2017 'warmest year without El Niño'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 16:30

Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record.

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Crunch question

BBC Nature news - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:30

Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

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Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 22:59

A mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.

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Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 19:02

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

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ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first image

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 18:55

Finnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.

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Moustached monkey is separate species

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 15:34

A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.

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UK firm contracts to service satellites

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 14:15

Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.

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Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 04:05

Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.

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Paris, London

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 02:38

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

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Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

BBC Nature news - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 02:06

Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

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Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 20:33

Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.

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Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

BBC Nature news - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 11:58

The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.

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