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Nature deficit disorder

November 25, 2016 - 7:16pm
It's become a buzzword, but what is NDD?
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After the quake

November 25, 2016 - 10:02am
Cut off from the outside world, quake-hit Kaikoura's businesses face uncertainty but vow to hold on.
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Europe's science ministers to decide on ExoMars rover

November 25, 2016 - 9:03am
European research ministers will be asked for just over €400m (£345m) to put a rover on Mars in 2021 when they meet next week in Switzerland.
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Women in science pledge to combat hate

November 24, 2016 - 7:33pm
Women of science around the world sign a pledge to combat discrimination in the wake of the US election.
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Seasonal wetlands face uncertain future

November 24, 2016 - 7:31pm
Ephemeral wetlands are poorly understood habitats and are being lost to future generations as a result of poor land-use practices, warn scientists.
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Machine food

November 24, 2016 - 6:36pm
The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?
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Heathrow third runway 'to breach climate change laws'

November 24, 2016 - 6:01pm
Plans to expand Heathrow Airport are set to breach the government’s climate change laws, advisers warn.
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Time to take out the space trash

November 24, 2016 - 5:08pm
Scientists are warning there’s now so much space debris in low-Earth orbit that action needs to be taken.
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Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths

November 24, 2016 - 4:16pm
A controversial pesticide, linked to a decline in insect species, may soon be banned in Canada.
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Bumper load of new viruses identified

November 24, 2016 - 8:37am
Scientists looking into invertebrate animals discover nearly 1,500 new viruses - the largest number documented in any one study.
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Bletchley Park: 'Codebreakers school' planned for site

November 24, 2016 - 8:05am
Historic codebreaking site Bletchley Park could be turned into a cyberdefence training college.
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Egypt ancient city unearthed by archaeologists

November 24, 2016 - 4:37am
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth what they describe as a city that dates back more than 5,000 years.
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Meet the crab with the 'mighty claw'

November 24, 2016 - 4:31am
The claws of coconut crabs have the strongest pinching force of any crustacean, according to research.
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'Heroic' Antarctic explorers left sea-ice clues

November 24, 2016 - 4:07am
Log books from the early Antarctic expeditions indicate that the area of summer sea-ice around the continent has barely changed in size in a century.
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Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study

November 23, 2016 - 9:11pm
Bacteria which eat others of their kind could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.
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Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s

November 23, 2016 - 12:05pm
The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream on the planet began its big decline in the 1940s.
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Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe'

November 23, 2016 - 12:05pm
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.
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Honour for software writer on Apollo moon mission

November 23, 2016 - 11:32am
Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.
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Schiaparelli: Esa gives update on Mars crash investigation

November 23, 2016 - 8:55am
The European Space Agency's preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars confirms the probe became confused about its altitude.
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Thanksgiving: What US astronauts will be eating in space

November 23, 2016 - 5:48am
Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year.
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