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Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device

BBC Nature news - Mon, 04/12/2017 - 01:16

Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.

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Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

BBC Nature news - Sat, 02/12/2017 - 14:42

On Twitter, Nigel Gibbens says the pens are a "necessary defence" against bird flu.

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The other Dodo

BBC Nature news - Sat, 02/12/2017 - 01:54

In the middle of the 18th Century, a large flightless bird became extinct on an Indian Ocean island.

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Gravity signals rapidly show true size of giant quakes

BBC Nature news - Fri, 01/12/2017 - 18:21

Researchers develop a new speedy approach to estimate the true size of very large earthquakes.

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New Sentinel satellite tracks dirty air

BBC Nature news - Fri, 01/12/2017 - 13:19

A UK-Dutch-built Earth observing spacecraft shows its promise with some stunning images of pollution.

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'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

BBC Nature news - Fri, 01/12/2017 - 08:56

A plan to drastically cut plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed at a UN summit.

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Unesco adds Sir Isaac Newton's papers to world register

BBC Nature news - Fri, 01/12/2017 - 01:45

Sir Isaac Newton's papers and personal accounts are added to a Unesco register of globally important documents.

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Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 23:00

A collection of 200 eggs gives new insights into the development of the extinct flying reptiles.

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Nasa footage shows lightning from ISS

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 18:16

Nasa releases footage captured over China, Korea and Japan of "lightning, city lights and fishing boats".

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Huge weather rescue project under way

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:24

After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.

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'Unnatural' microbe can make proteins

BBC Nature news - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 00:29

A bacterium made with "unnatural" DNA assembles proteins - a key characteristic of a functioning organism.

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Caesar's invasion site 'found': Is this where the Romans landed?

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 20:53

Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain.

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Hidden history of prehistoric women's work revealed

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 20:33

Prehistoric women's manual work was tougher than rowing in today's elite boat crews, say scientists.

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Polecats sightings reported in Essex

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 15:57

A wildlife trust has asked people to get in touch if they spot the creatures.

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Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 15:32

Hunting animals with the biggest horns, tusks or manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

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Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 12:36

Archaeologists say evidence indicates Caesar's invasion in 54BC began in Kent.

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell doesn't mind Nobel overlook

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 12:14

The astrophysicist says at the time students weren't awarded Nobel Prizes.

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Clearer label plan in bid to reduce food waste

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 02:57

Confusion over food labels is prompting people to throw away usable produce, waste agency claims.

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Breakthrough in coral restoration, say researchers

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 01:21

Coral is growing on the Great Barrier Reef after first being grown in tanks, say researchers.

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Footage of Earth from the International Space Station

BBC Nature news - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 00:50

Astronaut Randy Bresnik shares footage of a maintenance mission outside the International Space Station.

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