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Snail 'Swat teams'

Fri, 2016-08-19 01:06
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, 2016-08-18 23:07
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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Satellite tagged Aberdeenshire raptor missing in Highlands

Thu, 2016-08-18 09:33
A satellite tag fitted to a hen harrier has stopped transmitting in the same mountains where eight tagged eagles "vanished", says RSPB Scotland.
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Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Thu, 2016-08-18 03:31
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, 2016-08-17 22:58
Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago.
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'Industrial' farms should lose subsidies

Wed, 2016-08-17 16:01
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, 2016-08-17 09:20
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

Wed, 2016-08-17 01:01
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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China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

Tue, 2016-08-16 20:49
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, 2016-08-16 19:25
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, 2016-08-16 18:29
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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Culham Science Centre nuclear experts fear quarry dust

Tue, 2016-08-16 18:09
Scientists carrying out international nuclear fusion work are concerned dust from a planned quarry could affect their experiments.
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Professor Brian Cox clashes with Australian climate sceptic

Tue, 2016-08-16 11:36
British particle physicist Brian Cox verbally spars with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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The top-secret tortoise sanctuary of Madagascar

Tue, 2016-08-16 11:03
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, 2016-08-16 09:35
Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.
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Pump action

Tue, 2016-08-16 08:05
Lonnie Johnson had an illustrious career as a nuclear engineer working on the Galileo space programme and the stealth bomber - but he is best known for creating a water pistol
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Mystery as fish land in Banff garden

Sat, 2016-08-13 00:12
Two-inch long fish have appeared in a garden in Banff.
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Monkey selfie: Animal charity Peta challenges ruling

Fri, 2016-08-12 23:57
An animal charity appeals against a court decision which ruled a monkey could not own the copyright to a selfie photograph it took.
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NZ scientists track penguins' marathon winter travels

Fri, 2016-08-12 21:58
Scientists find some rockhopper and Snares crested penguins travel 15,000km in six months.
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Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in zoo

Fri, 2016-08-12 21:46
About 200 baby Montserrat tarantulas have hatched at Chester Zoo - the first time the rare Caribbean spider has been bred in captivity.
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