Mauritius oil spill: MV Wakashio captain arrested

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 14:55
Crew members say there was a birthday party on the ship the day it ran aground, according to police.
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Swans' reputation for aggression examined

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 14:00
Researchers say their findings allow for a "better-informed judgment" of the birds.
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Elephant shrew rediscovered in Africa after 50 years

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 13:52
The last scientific record of the "lost species" of elephant shrew was in the 1970s.
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Fountainstown Beach: Bioluminescent plankton light up Cork beach

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 10:01
Bioluminescent plankton light up the waves at Fountainstown Beach, just south of Cork City.
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How developers are using mobile games to help save the planet

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 08:41
Developers behind huge mobile games are encouraging players to think about the environment.
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Coronavirus: 'It's not how I thought maternity leave would be'

Health News BBC - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 03:20
New parents call on the government for extra support and extended leave due to the pandemic.
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'Highest temperature on Earth' as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 23:17
A reading of 130F (54.4C) recorded in Death Valley could be the highest reliable recording ever.
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The algorithms that make big decisions about your life

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 17:12
From insurance and healthcare to social media and policing, algorithms are used all around us.
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Scientists unlock Alpine trees' molecular defence

Scientific News BBC - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 14:04
Researchers say they have found a way to resist the spread of a disease threatening forests.
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Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

Scientific News BBC - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 02:38
A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.
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Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates 350th anniversary

Scientific News BBC - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 02:25
The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrates three and a half centuries of science and conservation.
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Star Carr: North Yorkshire's archaeological 'Tardis' 10 years on

Scientific News BBC - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 02:02
Star Carr, a prehistoric site near present-day Scarborough, has yielded many important finds.
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Golden eagles breeding success at Scottish Highlands estate

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 13:45
The raptors have bred on an estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years.
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Coronavirus: How will the world vaccinate seven billion?

Health News BBC - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 08:00
Why fridges, vials and polling stations could be key in the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
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Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

Scientific News BBC - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:09
The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences could be long-lasting.
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Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:33
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?
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Coronavirus: Is risk from Covid-19 higher during pregnancy?

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 21:50
What are the chances of passing the virus to the baby in the womb, or of premature birth?
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Coronavirus doctor's diary: How gardening could help in the fight against obesity

Health News BBC - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 03:18
In Bradford, community schemes offer a novel approach to promoting healthy lifestyles.
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Coronavirus: The shielders turning the word 'vulnerable' on its head

Health News BBC - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:14
As shielding ends for the 'elderly and vulnerable' will the world they are about to be re-enter be less accessible than the one they left four months ago?
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Covid-19: Why Hong Kong's 'third wave' is a warning

Health News BBC - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:28
Until recently, the city was seen as a poster child in its handling of the pandemic. What went wrong?
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