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'Industrial' farms should lose subsidies

August 17, 2016 - 12:01am
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

August 16, 2016 - 5:20pm
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

August 16, 2016 - 9:01am
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

August 16, 2016 - 8:48am
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

August 16, 2016 - 4:49am
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

August 16, 2016 - 3:25am
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

August 16, 2016 - 2:29am
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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Professor Brian Cox clashes with Australian climate sceptic

August 15, 2016 - 7:36pm
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

August 15, 2016 - 7:03pm
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'

August 15, 2016 - 5:35pm
Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.
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Pump action

August 15, 2016 - 4:05pm
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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Stunning images of Perseid meteor shower

August 12, 2016 - 11:04am
Photographs and footage capture the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is more active than usual this year.
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Mystery as fish land in Banff garden

August 12, 2016 - 8:12am
Two-inch long fish have appeared in a garden in Banff.
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Monkey selfie: Animal charity Peta challenges ruling

August 12, 2016 - 7:57am
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

August 12, 2016 - 5:58am
Scientists find some rockhopper and Snares crested penguins travel 15,000km in six months.
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'Spectacular fireballs' accompany annual meteor show

August 12, 2016 - 5:53am
Observers say the annual astronomical event was marked with "spectacular fireballs" in the early hours of Friday.
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Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in zoo

August 12, 2016 - 5:46am
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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Chester Zoo breeds Montserrat tarantulas in world first

August 12, 2016 - 5:45am
Keepers at Chester Zoo have become the first in the world to successfully breed Montserrat tarantulas in captivity.
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Growing call for grouse shooting ban as season opens

August 11, 2016 - 7:26pm
Thousands are calling for a ban on grouse shooting, arguing the sport increases the threat faced by an endangered species of raptors.
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400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

August 11, 2016 - 6:15pm
Scientists say they have found a Greenland shark that is about 400 years old - making it the longest-living vertebrate known.
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