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California wildfires: Blue Cut blaze curbed as evacuees return

August 20, 2016 - 4:13am
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

August 19, 2016 - 2:19am
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

August 19, 2016 - 1:16am
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

August 18, 2016 - 5:19pm
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

August 18, 2016 - 12:59pm
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

August 18, 2016 - 10:39am
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.

August 18, 2016 - 9:30am
A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.
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Snail 'Swat teams'

August 18, 2016 - 9:06am
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

August 18, 2016 - 7:07am
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

August 17, 2016 - 5:33pm
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

August 17, 2016 - 11:31am
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

August 17, 2016 - 6:58am
Scientists have identified a new species of dolphin that lived 25 million years ago.
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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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