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Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

BBC / Science

Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.

Thursday, Feb 22

21

Neanderthals were capable of making art

BBC / Science

Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.

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Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'

BBC / Science

A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.

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SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

BBC / Science

The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.

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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

BBC

A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.

Wednesday, Feb 21

20

Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers

BBC / Science

Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.

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Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D

BBC / Science

Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.

Governments told to tackle air pollution

BBC / Science

Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.

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Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino

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Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.

Tuesday, Feb 20

13

Burn or bury

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Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.

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Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig

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The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.

06

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

BBC / Science

Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

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Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

BBC / Science

Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.

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France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears

BBC / News

The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.

Monday, Feb 19

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DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty

BBC / Science

New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.

Saturday, Feb 17

12

New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

BBC / Science

An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.

Friday, Feb 16

22

Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows

BBC / Science

Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.

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The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival

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More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.

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Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'

BBC / Science

Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.

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'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years

BBC / News

Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.

Thursday, Feb 15

21

Scientists develop Fantastic Voyage probe

BBC / Science

Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.

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Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus

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Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.

Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections

www.bbc.co.uk

The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.

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UK air pollutants continue decline

BBC / Science

Nitrogen pollutants from motor vehicles fell 12% from 2012 to 2016, according to official statistics.

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What lies beneath

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Winning photos from the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition

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Great White demystified

BBC / Australia

Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years

BBC / Science

A car launched by Elon Musk could stay in space for millions of years before hitting Earth or Venus.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Quantum computers 'one step closer'

BBC / Science

Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.

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AI does grunt work on China's pig farms

BBC / Technology

Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.

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Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

BBC / Technology

A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.