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Embryo: Precise 'chemical surgery' performed

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 14:01

Sir Paul Nurse says this kind of technique could be done in the UK.

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'Virtual flu'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 13:45

A major citizen science project will spread virtual flu with the aim of understanding how to stop the real thing.

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New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 11:50

Four times larger than regular rodents, a large, tree-dwelling rat has been found in the Pacific.

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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 05:57

A Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.

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Environmentalists: UK's Antarctic islands need protection

BBC Nature news - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 01:00

Conservationists push the UK to make its remote South Sandwich Islands a protected sanctuary.

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Gravitational wave hunters bag fourth black-hole detection

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 17:34

Ripples in the fabric of space-time are sensed again - this time using three different laser systems.

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Blue Planet 2 producer promises a 'real life Pixar' from underwater sequel

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 16:03

The BBC is going under the waves with David Attenborough in a second series of Blue Planet, which was first shown in 2001.

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'Giant wombats made annual migration'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 14:14

Diprotodon, an extinct Ice Age marsupial of Australia, would trek long distances each year for food.

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Climate change: Ministers should be 'sued' over targets

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 06:58

The ex-chief scientist says the government should be made to enshrine a zero-emissions target in law.

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Nasa's mission to 'touch the Sun'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 27/09/2017 - 03:50

The Parker Solar Probe is going to be the first spacecraft to journey deep into the Sun's atmosphere.

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UK's first subsidy-free solar opened in Bedfordshire

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 17:43

The solar farm will generate enough electricity for about 2,500 homes, its backers said.

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Why plastic straws could disappear from a pub near you

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 14:26

As pub chain Wetherspoons phases out plastic straws for waste reasons, is it time we scrapped them?

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Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plants

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 07:01

The world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.

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Australia joins UK space radar mission

BBC Nature news - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 05:19

Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.

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Satellites the size of a shoebox

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 16:55

US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.

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Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 16:08

Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.

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Australia to create national space agency

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 15:19

The country is one of the few major developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

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Is Bali volcano about to erupt?

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 09:21

Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.

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Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

BBC Nature news - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 00:28

Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

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The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer award

BBC Nature news - Sun, 24/09/2017 - 13:59

Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.

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