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Key wildlife sites hit in flooding

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1045000/1045055_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533248600_a0b9bb220366b30d6c6bdb407c049ad8<p><b>Nearly 50 of Britain's special wildlife sites were hit in the "devastating" recent flooding, according to a new assessment.</b><p>Initial surveys have revealed …

Habitats

Oldest evidence of sex in flowering plants

The flowers, from an extinct plant species, are incredibly well preserved<p><b>The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant - dating back 100 million years - has been found in Burma.</b><p>The team discovered a cluster of 18 tiny flowers in a piece of amber; one of them was in the process of …

Plants

France struggles to cut down on nuclear power

<b>The Fukushima disaster led many countries to rethink their view on nuclear energy. Germany plans to abandon it altogether, but French President Francois Hollande also wants to cut nuclear output sharply - by a third in 20 years. It's a big ask in a country that now relies on nuclear for 75% of its</b> …

Energy

Black hole's 'big meal' could spark fireworks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1042000/1042516_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534618085_25408ec46a76616a13a841fa605bceeb<p><b>Astronomers are getting ready for their best ever glimpse of the mysterious black hole at the heart of our galaxy.</b><p>"Fireworks" will flare …

Black Holes

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

<b>Three quarters of the world's big carnivores - including lions, wolves and bears - are in decline, says a new study.</b><p>A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges according to data published in the journal, Science.<p>The loss of this habitat and prey and persecution by humans has created …

Yellowstone National Park

Deepest galaxy cluster ever pictured by Hubble

<b>The "deepest ever" image of a group of galaxies - "Pandora's Cluster" - has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>The blue arcs in the picture are distant galaxies as they appeared 12 billion years ago - not long after the Big Bang.<p>The hidden objects are revealed through the "magnifying lens" …

Universe

Honeybee shortage threatens crop pollination in Europe

<b>In more than half of European countries, there are not enough honeybees to pollinate crops, according to new research.</b><p>Scientists believe that a boom in biofuels has sparked a massive increase in the need for pollination.<p>The shortage is particularly acute in Britain which has only a quarter of the …

Viewpoint: Why Burma's forests must be preserved

<b>For the first time in more than 50 years, a team of wildlife film-makers has been permitted to venture deep into Burma's barely penetrable jungles. The expedition's insect expert, Ross Piper, explains why the country's forests are special and, in his view, deserve protection.</b><p>Closed to outsiders for …

Forests

Deadlock broken at UN climate talks

Developed countries and fast-growing economies have reached a last-minute compromise to avert a breakdown of UN climate talks in Warsaw, working towards the inking of a new UN pact in 2015 to slow down global warming.<p>After two weeks of negotiations, almost 200 nations agreed on Saturday that all …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …