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How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animal

BBC Nature news - Sun, 24/09/2017 - 08:14

Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.

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'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

BBC Nature news - Sun, 24/09/2017 - 00:21

Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 17:04

The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 00:45

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

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Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 00:44

A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

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Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 00:17

The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.

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How business is driving the new space race

BBC Nature news - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 00:04

Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

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Bright sparks

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 21:52

The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.

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Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 21:12

Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

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Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 17:08

DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

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Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 16:12

The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

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'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 12:30

The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

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DNA dogma

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:59

Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

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Moving on up

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 00:27

The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.

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'What I saw'

BBC Nature news - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 00:19

In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.

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UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 20:58

The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

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UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 18:01

Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

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Owls hold secret to ageless ears

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 08:18

Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

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Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

BBC Nature news - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 00:11

Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

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Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

BBC Nature news - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 11:55

The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

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