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Wearable tech aids stroke patients

BBC Nature news - Sat, 24/02/2018 - 22:10

US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.

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Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove

BBC Nature news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 22:39

The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.

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World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

BBC Nature news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 16:16

Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.

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Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

BBC Nature news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 12:36

Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.

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Wot, no signal?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:28

Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

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Neanderthals were capable of making art

BBC Nature news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 03:07

Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.

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'Fishing continued' after East China sea oil spill

BBC Nature news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 03:02

Satellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill

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Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 22/02/2018 - 19:13

A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.

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SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

BBC Nature news - Thu, 22/02/2018 - 16:34

The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.

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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

BBC Nature news - Thu, 22/02/2018 - 15:49

A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.

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Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers

BBC Nature news - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 19:12

Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.

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Government loses clean air court case

BBC Nature news - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 14:07

Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

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Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D

BBC Nature news - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 13:49

Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.

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Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino

BBC Nature news - Wed, 21/02/2018 - 06:41

Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.

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Burn or bury

BBC Nature news - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 12:55

Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.

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Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig

BBC Nature news - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 08:56

The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.

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Origins of land plants pushed back in time

BBC Nature news - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 05:23

Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

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Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 02:20

Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.

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France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears

BBC Nature news - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 00:18

The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.

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DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty

BBC Nature news - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 17:51

New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.

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