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Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period

BBC Nature news - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 11:56

Conservation charity WWF warns that the species were found in areas at risk from human activity.

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The scientists watching stars being born

BBC Nature news - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 11:53

This is the largest radio telescope on Earth, 5,000m up in the Atacama Desert. It can see stars and planets being born millions of light-years away.

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Science funding: Will 'picking winners' work?

BBC Nature news - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 10:09

Why has the government returned to an industrial strategy abandoned in the 1980s?

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The animals rescued from war zones

BBC Nature news - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 02:40

Vet Amir Khalil goes into conflict areas to save the zoo animals left behind.

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First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 19:47

US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.

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Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 18:06

The order prevents the government from exploiting a protected area bigger than Denmark.

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Cassini hints at young age for Saturn's rings

BBC Nature news - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 06:27

New data gathered by the Cassini probe suggests Saturn's icy bands formed relatively recently.

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Smelly clue to bird navigation skills

BBC Nature news - Tue, 29/08/2017 - 15:33

Birds rely on smell to find their bearings when land is out of sight, according to a study.

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'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/08/2017 - 11:06

A 200-million-year-old fossil 're-discovered' in a museum is something special, say scientists.

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Poisonous progress

BBC Nature news - Mon, 28/08/2017 - 00:16

The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.

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Rare double waterspout caught on camera

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 13:48

The sight, off the coast of Florida's Anna Maria Island, was filmed on Thursday afternoon.

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What's really the point of wasps?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 13:18

A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp.

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Alps melting?

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 12:53

A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.

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Alan Titchmarsh hits out at road-widening scheme

BBC Nature news - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 07:49

Proposals to expand the A3 at a junction with the M25 could mean the loss of 500 trees at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley.

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Secret life of the dodo revealed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 16:53

Hundreds of years after the dodo died out, new facts are emerging about the life history of the bird.

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First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

BBC Nature news - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 14:04

Rising Arctic temperatures are boosting commercial shipping in the region, worrying environmentalists.

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