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'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:49

Black carbon trapped in the feathers of songbirds gives new insight into historic US air quality.

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New evidence on how birds took to the air

BBC Nature news - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:47

Key modifications for flight happened as early as 120 million years ago, a fossil discovery suggests.

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British mission to giant A-68 berg approved

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 14:34

UK scientists will take a ship to explore waters exposed by a huge new iceberg in the Antarctic.

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Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 01:00

Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

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Blue sky thinking

BBC Nature news - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 00:08

British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

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Australia's solar challenge begins

BBC Nature news - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 05:14

Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.

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Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project

BBC Nature news - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 13:23

A conservation project in Papua New Guinea could help secure the future for Britain's biggest butterfly.

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Red deer rut 'spectacle' draws visitors to RSPB Minsmere

BBC Nature news - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 12:34

RSPB Minsmere has about 200 red deer, one of the largest wild herds outside Scotland.

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Toronto Zoo's tumbling panda cubs

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 19:58

The Canadian zoo releases a compilation video of their giant panda cubs falling and tumbling.

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Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 15:02

Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.

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Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 08:02

Conservation groups welcome government proposals for a full-scale ban on sales and exports.

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SS Thistlegorm images released by Nottingham University

BBC Nature news - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 01:18

The SS Thistlegorm, a British merchant steam ship, was hit by a German bomber in 1941.

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Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 20:24

The US vice-president expresses the intention for America to send humans back to the lunar surface.

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Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 20:16

A new study finds traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world.

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What do peace and dynamite have in common?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 16:53

The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday but where do the prizes come from?

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100 Women: Where are the female Nobel Prize winners?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 12:22

The 2017 Nobel prizes for the sciences have all been announced, but many in the scientific community are pointing out the lack of female laureates.

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Government 'failed to clean up air'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 11:37

New figures show the UK government failed to reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the 18 months after a court ordered it to clean up the air.

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Food and farming policies 'need total rethink'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 07:26

A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems.

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Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 05/10/2017 - 00:13

The remains of a passenger liner torpedoed by a U-boat just hours into the war may have been found.

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Sputnik's influence

BBC Nature news - Wed, 04/10/2017 - 15:12

For the Soviet Union, the launch of the satellite was a triumph not just for science. but socialism.

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