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Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.
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Zebra finch 'heat song' changes hatchling development

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 09:19
A study of Australian zebra finches makes the surprising discovery that singing to eggs can alter hatchling development.
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Water voles: National Trust releasing 100 in Yorkshire Dales

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 08:16
About 100 water voles are to be released into Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales.
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HMT Arfon: Sunken WWI mine trawler protected

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 00:19
The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One is given special protection by Historic England.
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Satellite images used to predict poverty

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 19:59
Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.
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Tourists flock to Kilauea Volcano lava streams

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 17:39
Tourists flock to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after lava from its Pu'u O'o vent reached the sea. Aerials - Lava Ocean Tours.
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A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 16:30
A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.
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Snail 'Swat teams'

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 16:06
Australian researchers are investigating if the scent of giant sea snails could help repel millions of coral-eating starfish from the Great Barrier Reef.
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DNA traces origins of Iceman's ragtag wardrobe

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 14:07
A new analysis shows that Oetzi the Iceman's clothes came from at least five species of animal, including a hat of brown bear fur.
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Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 18:31
Astronomers capture rare images of a white dwarf - before, during and after it exploded as a "classical nova".
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New species of fossil dolphin found

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 13:58
Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago.
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'Industrial' farms should lose subsidies

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 07:01
In its vision for the future of post-Brexit agriculture the Campaign to Protect Rural England says too much money is given to large-scale farms.
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Scientists claim pesticides are linked to bee decline

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 00:20
The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.
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Neonic pesticide link to long-term wild bee decline

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 16:01
The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.
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Culham Science Centre nuclear experts fear quarry dust

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 15:48
Scientists carrying out international nuclear fusion work are concerned dust from a planned quarry could affect their experiments.
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China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 11:49
China successfully launches its first quantum-enabled satellite, named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius.
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Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 10:25
Results from a lab experiment have lent support to one of Stephen Hawking's most important predictions about black holes.
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Climate change sceptic versus Cox

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 09:29
Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician Malcolm Roberts who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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The top-secret tortoise sanctuary of Madagascar

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 02:03
Madagascar's conservationists work in secrecy to protect one of the world's most beautiful tortoises from poachers, writes journalist Martin Vogl.
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Viruses 'more dangerous in the morning'

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 00:35
Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.
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