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Hurricane Maria devastation prompts Ocean XPRIZE rethink

BBC Nature news - Thu, 09/11/2017 - 19:37

September's Maria storm disrupts the international competition to find innovative ways to map the seafloor.

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Extinct wolf-sized otter had powerful bite

BBC Nature news - Thu, 09/11/2017 - 18:24

A giant otter that roamed China six million years ago had a surprisingly strong bite, say scientists.

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UK 'will support' neonicotinoid pesticide ban

BBC Nature news - Thu, 09/11/2017 - 15:21

An extended ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides will be supported by the UK, Michael Gove says.

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EU split over use of major weedkiller glyphosate

BBC Nature news - Thu, 09/11/2017 - 15:05

Critics say widely-used glyphosate is harmful, as the EU postpones a decision on it.

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Tackling the toxic danger inside our cars

BBC Nature news - Thu, 09/11/2017 - 14:05

Pollution in a car can be worse than outside, as it traps nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and soot-like particles.

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Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station

BBC Nature news - Thu, 09/11/2017 - 03:42

For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.

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What it's like spending a year in space

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 21:55

Far from home, with great views... the International Space Station is not your typical holiday spot.

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'Zombie' star survived going supernova

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 21:11

Astronomers discover the astronomical equivalent of a horror film villain: a star that wouldn't stay dead.

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Blue Planet II: Eel suffers toxic shock in underwater lake

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 19:35

Re-live the talked-about moment when an eel suffers the consequences of diving into a brine pool for food.

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'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 19:00

Hassan was born with skin so delicate it would tear and blister

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Sheep 'trained to recognise celebrities' in Cambridge University study

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 15:56

The animals have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study.

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Sewing for Nasa

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 04:09

From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

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The dog that orbited the Earth

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 01:59

The first living creature to be sent into orbit around the Earth was a Soviet stray dog called Laika. She was a pioneer of the space race.

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Sheep 'can recognise human faces'

BBC Nature news - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 01:58

University researchers trained sheep to recognise famous people, including Barack Obama and Fiona Bruce.

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Paris climate accord: Syria to sign up, isolating US

BBC Nature news - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 22:08

The move will leave the US as the only country now outside or opposed to the climate deal.

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Fossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset

BBC Nature news - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 03:28

Teeth of the oldest mammals related to humans have been discovered on the Jurassic coast of Dorset.

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Endangered apes saved from pet trade

BBC Nature news - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:57

Rescued pet apes in Indonesia are being returned to the wild, but traders are still "flouting the law".

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Gibbons rescued from pet trade have baby in the wild

BBC Nature news - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:10

A gibbon is the first of its species born in the wild to parents rescued from the illegal pet trade.

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Human-elephant conflict destroying lives in India

BBC Nature news - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:36

Elephants are looking for food in villages in India's forests, with deadly consequences.

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'I inject myself with snake venom'

BBC Nature news - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 16:21

Steve Ludwin has been injecting himself with venom for more than 30 years.

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