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Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

BBC / Science

Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

Monday, Aug 21

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Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

BBC / News

A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

BBC / US / Canada

Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.

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Spectacular effects of solar eclipe

BBC / News

The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.

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RRS Sir David Attenborough's stern on the move

BBC / Science

A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.

Sunday, Aug 20

13

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boom

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In 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.

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Eclipse tips from the Faroe Islands

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Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

Friday, Aug 18

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Couple chased eclipses all over the world

BBC / US / Canada

Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Thursday, Aug 17

13

The algae that terraformed Earth

BBC / Science

A planetary takeover by ocean algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.

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Radioactive 'pooh sticks' trace carbon's ocean journey

BBC / Science

Scientists trace nuclear waste from Sellafield over 15,000km to Bermuda to see how the ocean transports carbon.

A licence to kill bear cubs?

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Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress

BBC / Science

Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

BBC / UK

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors

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Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.

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'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

BBC / Science

A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.

New flower

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The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.

Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light

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Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray

Tuesday, Aug 15

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Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

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Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?

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Brass band on train demonstrates Doppler effect

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How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?

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'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum

BBC / Science

Campaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.

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Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

BBC / Science

A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

02

Majestic archipelago

BBC

The Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

BBC / Technology

The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

Monday, Aug 14

14

Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

BBC / Europe

A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.

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Bats set up home inside dinosaur at Devon theme park

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The lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

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Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere

BBC / Science

Cassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.

Sunday, Aug 13

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Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden

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This video has been removed for rights reasons.

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'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

BBC / Science

A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.

Friday, Aug 11

19

Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

BBC / Science

Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.

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Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

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BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.