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Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science

BBC Nature news - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:37

Collecting in the clouds: Remembering the British plant-hunters who diced with death to discover plants

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Plastic planet

BBC Nature news - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 01:09

More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?

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The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72

BBC Nature news - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 01:16

Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species

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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 21:08

Narwhals show a "costly" response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.

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US firm picks UK for weather satellites

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 19:36

Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.

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Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil

BBC Nature news - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 13:31

The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

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Farthest monster black hole found

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 22:17

Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.

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A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 21:20

It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.

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Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 19:55

An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

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Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 16:39

One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

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UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

BBC Nature news - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 14:38

The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.

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UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 13:53

Nations will resolve to end plastic pollution in our seas, but their agreement has no timetable.

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Hinkley Point's Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim 'alarmist'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 13:26

300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point C is due to be dumped in the sea off Cardiff Bay.

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Pizza night aboard the International Space Station

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 11:44

Crew members aboard the International Space Station are treated to a special meal.

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Australia's frog count: App calls on citizen scientists

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 09:25

Scientists hope the public will help them record the sounds of the amphibians via an app.

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IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 08:08

Wild relatives of modern crops deemed crucial for food security are threatened with extinction.

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How UK's birds are being affected by a changing climate

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 01:13

Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each spring and leaving later each autumn, a study shows.

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Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN

BBC Nature news - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 01:10

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from the ever-increasing tide of plastic waste, the UN's head of oceans has warned.

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The 'supermoon' celestial wonder seen across the UK

BBC Nature news - Mon, 04/12/2017 - 11:54

Skywatchers have enjoyed spectacular views of the Moon appearing larger and brighter in the sky.

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What is a 'supermoon'?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 04/12/2017 - 03:25

Tom Kerrs from the Royal Observatory explains the phenomenon that causes the moon to look larger and brighter.

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